The staff and and players of the NASL's New York Cosmos will be participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer which takes place at Central Park in New York City on October 20.
There are still spots available to join Team New York Cosmos in Sunday's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park. To join and/or make a donation, visit the Official New York Cosmos Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Support Page .
The walkers will start at 8 a.m. ET with the route commencing from the Central Park 72nd Street Bandshell (East 72nd and 5th Avenue, Manhattan). Every Making Strides event is an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness and help raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.
As the club’s first official charity partner, the American Cancer Society receives a variety of support from the Cosmos. Cosmos players wear a blue and pink ribbon on their jersey sleeves to help promote health awareness for both men and women. Also, during the Cosmos’ offseason, players, coaches and staff, will all make trips to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center New York City to visit with cancer patients and their caregivers.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.