CORPUS CHRISTI – Islanders Athletics, under the leadership of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will take part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, in downtown Corpus Christi. It will mark the third straight year that the Islanders have taken part in the event.
“We always enjoy participating in this event,” Senior Scholastic Coordinator/Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator Kayleigh McCauley said. “All of us have had a friend, colleague or family member afflicted with breast cancer. We’re hopeful that we can improve on the amount of donations we collected from last year’s event.”
Fans wishing to donate to the Islanders’ team can do so at this link: DONATE HERE. The event is set for a 9 a.m. start at the Water Gardens in downtown Corpus Christi.
In 1993, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk made its official debut, attracting 4,000 walkers at events in Boston and in Manchester, New Hampshire. Since then, 8 million walkers have participated in Making Strides events in more than 270 communities across the country, raising more than $460 million to fight breast cancer. Since Making Strides began 20 years ago, breast cancer death rates have declined more than 32 percent.
For more information on Making Strides and the American Cancer Society, click here.