By Dean Bender, Thompson & Bender for Houlihan Lawrence
Nov. 15, 2017: More than 100 walkers and enthusiastic members of the Houlihan Lawrence family raised $106,000 on October 15 as part of the 24th annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
All eighteen of the Houlihan Lawrence offices in Westchester participated in the October 15 fundraising walk to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise much-needed funds for innovative research.
“I want to say a big thank-you to everyone who made this year so successful,” said Houlihan Lawrence senior vice president Debra Dalton, who has been leading Houlihan Lawrence’s ambitious fundraising efforts for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk for the past 20 years. “I’m not sure how you do it, but clearly we all have a passion for this annual fundraiser each year. We are so proud to be a part of this walk every October and to do what we can to win the fight against breast cancer.”
Next year, Dalton is passing the fundraising baton to Houlihan Lawrence art director Liz Battista, who is a breast cancer survivor. “I chose Liz because she is a survivor, and this will be a way of giving back,” Dalton said.
Apart from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women. This year, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in American women, along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
For 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer. About 40,610 women in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer in 2017; the good news is that death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under the age of 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases in death rates are thought to be the result of increased awareness, treatment advances, and earlier detection through screening. For more information, visit breastcancer.org.
Pictured here: The Houlihan Lawrence team.
Photo courtesy Houlihan Lawrence