- Published on Sunday, 05 March 2017 18:29
Fort Lauderdale, FL _ The American Cancer Society invites Broward County residents on March 23 to “Walk Out on Cancer,” a new initiative to increase physical activity, which has been proven to fight cancer.
“Recent research shows that physical activity can affect the risk of developing cancer,” said Monique Stephens, an American Cancer Society representative. “More than 50 percent of Americans do not engage in enough regular physical activity. On March 23, we’re encouraging everyone everywhere across Broward County to take a break and ‘Walk Out on Cancer’ all while raising funds toward the American Cancer Society.”
According to the American Cancer Society, 124,740 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2017. Research indicates being active helps reduce cancer risk by helping with weight control, improving hormone levels and advancing the immune system. Latest recommendations for adults call for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week, or an equivalent combination, preferably spread throughout the week.
People can participate from Walk Out on Cancer on March 23 wherever they are, at any time. They can also donate to the initiative at www.walkoutoncancer.org, and funds raised will help the American Cancer Society provide free information on early detection and prevention, plus assistance to cancer patients. To learn more about Walk Out on Cancer or how to be involved contact Monique Stephens at 954-200-7519 or visit www.walkoutoncancer.org.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more.
For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.