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Making Strides in Hampton Roads: American Cancer Society to host events, sign up now

Posted at 6:41 AM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-01 15:43:51-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - American Cancer Society is hosting two upcoming Making Strides events in Hampton Roads!

Whether you’re on the peninsula or the southside there’s an event for you. Both events are free to register, and any money raised will support the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society says that "By supporting the Making Strides movement, you help ensure the American Cancer Society can continue fighting for that same vision. Together, we can help fund the future of breast cancer research and programs for our loved ones today – and for the next generation."

For those on the Peninsula, there will be an event on October 16, 2022. “Making Strides of the Peninsula” will be held at Newport News Park Shelters 1 and 2 (13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, Va.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teams can come to walk any time from the start of the event until 3 p.m. an hour before the event is scheduled to end.

Those looking to sign up for the walk can visit:

We invite you to join our Making Strides of the Peninsula team, News 3 Team Jane!

If you prefer to sign up in person, the organization behind the event will be hosting a kickoff event on September 23 and 24, 2022 at the Oozlefinch Brewery at 81 Patch Road in Fort Monroe, Va.

The event will last from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and you can go and sign up, donate, or just show support!

For those on the Southside of Hampton Roads, there will be an event on October 23, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at Mount Trashmore (310 Edwin Dr., Virginia Beach, Va.).

Walkers can walk anytime throughout the duration of the event.

Those looking to signup for the walk can visit:

We invite you to join our Making Strides of Hampton Roads team, News 3 Team Jane!

WTKR's team, News 3 Team Jane, is named in honor of the late Jane Gardner, a former News 3 Anchor who bravely fought multiple battles with cancer. Jane spent decades helping inform people throughout southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina, while being open about her personal journey with cancer.

The team's captain is Zak Dahlheimer, News 3 Anchor/Reporter, Real Men Wear Pink Ambassador, and member of the American Cancer Society of Virginia Area Board of Directors.

News 3 Team Jane is happy to host any participants who don't have a Making Strides team. Join our team to raise awareness and help those impacted by breast cancer!

To join our Making Strides of Hampton Roads team, click here.