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LIMA - The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the success of the inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Lima. Nationally in the past 20 years, 8 million walkers have raised more than $450 million to help create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays and this year on Sept. 22, Lima took part of this movement to end breast cancer. The event raised more than $35,000 and attracted over 850 walkers. Fundraising will continue for the event through Dec. 31, 2012.

There is still time to make a donation to the event by visiting www.MakingStridesWalk.org/Lima or mailing a check donation to American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. This event also supports the American Cancer Society's unique mission to fight breast cancer on all fronts and save lives by helping people stay well by reducing breast cancer risk or finding it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

Making Strides event sponsors include: First Federal Bank, St. Rita's Medical Center, Tom Ahl Family Dealerships, Randall Bearings, UNOH, Clear Channel and Your Local Hometown Stations.

To learn more or make a donation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in your community visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/Lima

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

As a result, nearly 14 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.