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

Every year in October, cities, towns, and communities across the country are decked out in pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Beginning October 1st, William Mattar Law Offices will join other local businesses in the Paint the Village Pink initiative by turning its famous blue logo pink to raise awareness about women’s breast health.

October is more than just pink – this initiative also stresses the importance of monthly breast self-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 IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Making Strides logoWilliam Mattar is a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program in New York. 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. William Mattar’s sponsorship supports Making Strides events in cities throughout New York, including Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, and Utica.

October 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events in New York:

Traditionally, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer holds annual walks in cities throughout the country to raise money for breast cancer research and services. Due to COVID-19, many of this year’s fundraising events will have new formats, including virtual streams and drive-through gatherings. Join William Mattar in the fight against breast cancer by participating in an upcoming Making Strides event taking place near you.

Making Strides of Binghamton:

  • Event: Stride Your City 5K Presented by Lourdes Hospital
  • When: Sunday, October 4th
  • Where: Virtual
  • Details: Walkers can register for the Stride Your City walk and find a 5k loop route in their hometown, or create their own route. During the walk, participants are encouraged to check in on Facebook and Instagram by sharing and tagging the event using #MSABCBING and #StrideYourCity.

Making Strides of Buffalo:

  • Event: Drive to Make Strides
  • When: Saturday, October 17th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Walden Galleria Mall
  • Details: Drive to Make Strides in Buffalo will feature a “drive-through” format. Participants will be asked to remain in their vehicles for the duration of the event.

Making Strides of Rochester:

  • Event: Drive to Make Strides Presented by Rochester Regional Health
  • When: Sunday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Marketplace Mall – Dave and Busters and RPM Lots
  • Details: Participants can safely participate from the comfort of their car for the duration of the event. Each participant will receive a suggested arrival time closer to the event to avoid traffic issues.

Making Strides of Albany:

  • Event: Stride Your Way
  • When: Sunday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Albany Capital Center / Virtual
  • Details: Stride Your Way in Albany will be a hybrid event. Participants can choose to attend the socially distanced in-person opportunity at the Albany Capital Center, or tune in virtually to the Making Strides in Albany Facebook page.

Making Strides of Syracuse:

  • Event: Drive Through Event Presented by Upstate Cancer Center
  • When: Sunday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Destiny USA Solar St Parking Lot (Across from Embassy Suites)
  • Details: Participants can safely participate from the comfort of their car for the duration of the event.

Making Strides of Utica:

  • Event: Drive Through Event
  • When: Sunday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Sangertown Square
  • Details: Participants can safely participate from the comfort of their car for the duration of the event. This October, William Mattar joins other businesses coming together to celebrate survivors, and support those that are currently battling breast cancer. To learn more about the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising events, visit MakingStridesWalk.org

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/WilliamMattar.

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