On Sunday, October 16, our real estate agents and staff hit the pavement in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The team was walking to make a difference, and by the end of four miles, approximately 20,000 walkers raised more than $750,000.
The event started in Balboa Park, continued along Highway 163 south, and ended back in the park. Cheerleaders from local high schools and volunteers encouraged walkers along the way, while performers danced and cheered to create an energetic and fun atmosphere.
Many agents and staff from our 24 San Diego branches participated in the event, including 29 members from the La Jolla Prospect and La Mesa offices, who brought the most walkers. It wasn’t just the participants who donated though. Several agents and staff who were unable to walk in the event showed their support for the team and the cause by donating online.
The American Cancer Society launched Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in 1984, and has inspired more than 11 million walkers to participate in nearly 300 communities nationwide. In total, the movement has raised more than $685 million to fight breast cancer.