Fight breast cancer: Participate in Making Strides May 9

May 5, 2015 | Events, UTMC
By Amanda Benjamin

“Saving lives from breast cancer starts with one team, one walker and one dollar at a time,” according to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

Making StridesMichelle Giovanoli, tech manager of radiation oncology, said the quote mimics the “one team, one place, one patient at a time” motto of UT Health’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

A flagship sponsor of Making Strides for eight years, UT Health continues to support Making Strides because of the free services it funds for local cancer patients, including patients at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. These services include Road to Recovery, which offers free transportation to treatments; Hope Lodge, which offers free lodging for out-of-town patients and families; Look Good … Feel Better, which teaches beauty techniques to patients dealing with appearance side effects of treatments; and Reach to Recovery, which offers emotional support programs.

The American Cancer Society has been a part of nearly every major breakthrough in breast cancer research and has donated about $5.6 million to UT Health’s basic science and research mission, Giovanoli said.

The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and UT Health are encouraging the campus community to join the UT/UT Health Making Strides team this year. The annual family friendly 5K walk will be held Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Levis Commons in Perrysburg.

“We all know someone who has been affected by cancer,” Giovanoli said. “I have supported this walk every year for my mom, aunt, sister-in-law, best friend, friends and all of our patients. This year I am walking to support me. I was diagnosed in January of this year. Please come out and support the American Cancer Society by joining our UT Health team.”

To join the UT/UT Health team or make a donation, visit

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