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Volunteer opportunity description

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.

From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It's a day that shouldn't be missed and won't be forgotten.

Volunteers are needed for the Making Strides of Jersey City walk on October 20, 2019 in Lincoln Park. Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

  • Check in: help participants and volunteers check in a the event. May require pre-event training.
  • Refreshment stations: set up an distribute snacks and water to walkers and runners. 
  • Route marshals: direct walkers/runners on the route and cheer them on. Duties may include traffic control. 
  • Water stations: distribute water to walkers along the route. 
  • Merchandise: promote T-shirts and other promotional items.
  • Volunteer check in: sign in and direct volunteers to their stations.
  • Survivors tent: assist in greeting cancer survivors.
  • First-aid: provide medical attention if needed. Requires certification.
  • Setup/cleanup: may involve heavy lifting, moving, and loading.
  • In-Kind donation pick up: assist with picking up refreshments from local bakeries, restaurants, or stores.
  • Photographers: capture photos of event; ability to be recognized by thousands of individuals. 

Volunteer can email Carolyn Lanza at for more information. 

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October 20, 2019

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American Cancer Society

Carolyn Lanza
Community Development Manager
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