Why We Walk

Why We Walk - Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2023 August 24, 2023

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. We all know someone impacted by breast cancer. It might be a family member, friend, neighbor, or a coworker. Take steps with us toward earlier breast cancer diagnosis on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 10:00am at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich, IL. Join us!

You don’t live close to the walk? Collect a group of friends or family and walk wherever you are. Register here and tell us where you will be walking.

We will walk for progress, for you, for us, and for those you would like to honor.

We walk for progress. Breast density hinders the early diagnosis of breast cancer. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chances of survival, the less costly, with reduced negative impact on cancer patients and their families. Yet, only one third of women in the US know about breast density, and even less are getting the essential additional screening they need. At My Density Matters, we make progress every day to empower more women to know their density and take action accordingly. We want more women to become educated and take action, so we walk for progress.

We walk for you. We won’t stop until every person gets the breast cancer screening they need to find their cancer early, while still curable. Do you have dense breasts? Are you getting the additional screening you need? If not, we walk for you.

We walk for us. Around 43,000 women die a year from breast cancer. For all of us, this is completely unacceptable. We can do better at finding breast cancer earlier while it is still curable, but for the most part the steps necessary to do so are not being taken. For those of us whose cancer continues to be missed, we walk for us.

Who will you walk for? Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way – either through their own diagnosis, someone in their family, or a friend or coworker. Who is that person for you? On Sunday, October 15th, 2023 people will gather at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich, IL to walk for progress, for you, for us, or in honor of someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. After the walk, the names of those being honored will be displayed in downtown Lake Zurich shop windows for the last two weeks of October. Who will you walk in honor of?

All are welcome. Register today