William Mattar Law Offices Go Pink in October to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Each October, cities, towns, and communities across the country are decked out in pink to support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Beginning October 1st, William Mattar, P.C. will turn its famous blue logo to pink in effort to raise awareness about breast health.

This initiative also stresses the importance of monthly self breast exams and regular mammogram screenings. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Mammograms save lives, and at William Mattar, we want to remind the women of our community the importance of routine examinations.

William Mattar Supports American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 

Making Strides logo

William Mattar supports the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program in New York State, in cities throughout New York, including Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, and Utica. Making Strides organizes the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation that raise money to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services, such as free rides to treatment, patient lodging, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.

October 2021 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events in New York:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer holds annual walks in cities throughout the country to raise money for breast cancer research and services. Some of this year’s fundraising events will move forward in person, in accordance with local health guidance and regulations. Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in an upcoming Making Strides event taking place near you.

Making Strides of Binghamton:

  • Event: Making Strides of Binghamton, Presented by Lourdes Hospital
  • When: 9 am on Sunday, October 24th
  • Where: Recreation Park, Beethoven Street & Seminary Ave
  • Details: Registration is FREE! Sign up and visit the registration tent to drop off you cash donations.

Making Strides of Buffalo:

  • Event: Making Strides of Buffalo
  • When: 9:30 am on Saturday, October 16th
  • Where: Outer Harbor, 825 Fuhrmann Blvd
  • Details: To learn more about the Making Strides of Buffalo or for other information, call toll free at 1-800-227-2345.

Making Strides of Rochester:

  • Event: Making Strides of Rochester, Presented by Rochester Regional Health
  • When: 9:30 am on Sunday, October 17th
  • Where: Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way
  • Details: To learn more about the Making Strides of Rochester or for other information, call toll free at 1-800-227-2345.

Making Strides of Albany:

  • Event: Making Strides of Albany
  • When: 10 am on Sunday, October 17th
  • Where: Washington Park Parade Grounds, Willet Street & Hudson Ave
  • Details: Making Strides of Albany plans to move forward in person at Washington Park! They will also offer a variety of options so you can Stride Your Way, from online and virtual options, to a walk around your neighborhood sign up today and Stride Your Way!

Making Strides of Syracuse:

  • Event: Making Strides of Syracuse, Presented by Upstate Cancer Center
  • When: 9 am on Sunday, October 17th
  • Where: Clinton Square, 161 W Genesee Street
  • Details: To learn more about the Making Strides of Syracuse Presented by Upstate Cancer Center or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345.

Making Strides of Utica:

    • Event: Making Strides of Utica
    • When: 9 am on Sunday, October 24th
    • Where: Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive
    • Details: To learn more about the Making Strides of Utica or for other information, call us toll free at 1-800-227-2345.

How You Can Help

You can help the American Cancer Society fund life-saving breast cancer research, crucial patient services, and education and prevention initiatives with a monetary donation by visiting MakingStridesWalk.org/

Breast Cancer Facts

Here are some facts about breast cancer from the National Breast Cancer Foundation:

  • In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • 64% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
  • An estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States.
  • There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Breast Cancer Resources

We’ve put together a list of resources to help you find more information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, support programs for survivors, and additional ways you can advance the fight against breast cancer. Ask your health care provider for additional resources that may be beneficial to you and your family.

Buffalo & Western New York

Rochester

Syracuse

Albany

Utica

Binghamton

Elmira