Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in US women, and the most common cancer among Wisconsin women. In Wisconsin, the American Cancer Society estimates 4,730 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
To unite the community in the fight to defeat breast cancer, Kohl’s and the American Cancer Society are holding Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Milwaukee, a walk to raise awareness and money for breast cancer, on May 7 at 10:00 a.m. in Veterans Park. In addition to participating in the walk, since 2010, Kohl’s has committed more than $9.8 million to the Society to support programs that help women in southeast Wisconsin who are coping with breast cancer.
Many women in the community have turned to the American Cancer Society for support during their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Suzanne Wickersham of Milwaukee was diagnosed with breast cancer after her first mammogram in 2014. The next several days were a whirlwind that included a biopsy, lumpectomy, and reconstruction. Ellen Blathers of Milwaukee had no family history, so was surprised to hear she had breast cancer in 2012. Both endured nearly 40 rounds of radiation.
The American Cancer Society is there every step of the way for breast cancer patients like Suzanne and Ellen because of the funds raised by our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. As a breast cancer survivor, Suzanne is now motivated to help others by walking with her team – Stick with Wick – in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Milwaukee.