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This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to include lunch, fun Old Town stroll

Last year, the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event raised more than $60,000 for breast cancer research and local programs and services. 

This year’s walk promises to be bigger and better than ever as it has moved to a new time, day and venue.

In response to participant feedback, the family-friendly event will be held on Sept. 15 – a Sunday afternoon rather than a Saturday morning – and move from its former northeast Wichita location to a more central location in Old Town.

The Ascension Via Christi-sponsored event will kick off at noon with registration and a Survivor & Caregiver lunch at Distillery 244, Opening Ceremonies at 1 p.m. followed by a walk from the event venue to WAVE, where the closing ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m.

Three breast cancer survivors who have received care from Ascension Via Christi providers, clinics and hospitals, will be featured as this year’s 2019 Portraits of Hope and Mitchell Flurry, MD, a plastic surgeon Ascension Medical Group Via Christi plastic surgeon, is among this year’s Real Men Wear Pink honorees.

There is no cost to register or participate, but helping raising funds for ACS’ work, along with donning pink attire, is encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the teams that are the most successful in their efforts.

To register, go to and then join your friends, family and co-workers at this year’s Making Strides event.

To join the Ascension Via Christi team, sign up at

About Roz Hutchinson

Roz Hutchinson is a Wichita wife, mother and chief spoiler of six grandkids and three Chihuahuas, a die-hard women's basketball fan, and director of Communications and Public Relations for Ascension Via Christi.