Walk for breast cancer awareness set for May 11 in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. – The third annual Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk will be held on May 11 at the Florence Center. The rally will begin at 9 a.m. The walk will start at 10:15 a.m.
The Sista Strut was started in Detroit, Michigan, where it has been taking place since 2000. It has grown to include cities across the county from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Nashville, Tennessee, to Jacksonville Florida and including Florence.
Sista Strut was created to heighten awareness of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources.
Studies have shown that African-American women are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age and have a higher death rate from breast cancer than that of Caucasian women of the same age, according to an announcement about the event.
Register for Sista Strut at Flo 102.9, 103x and The Beat 105.5 websites as an individual or as a team. The fee to register is $25 for an individual and $20 for individuals on a team.
A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Relief Fund in the Pee Dee.