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Minnesota corporate and executive leaders team up to fight breast cancer


MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – APRIL 21, 2016 – Just as the new home of the Minnesota Vikings – U.S. Bank Stadium – officially gets underway for football this fall, the stadium will also be the site for the first community walk ever held at the facility. This will be the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk on Saturday, October 15th. This annual event was previously held at Lake Nokomis, and will now take place at the new stadium.

“U.S. Bank Stadium is a community gathering place that contributes to our quality of life,” said

Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair – Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. “We are very pleased to open our doors and welcome the American Cancer Society and this incredible event.”

Some of the most influential business, institutional and sports leaders in Minnesota will assist and help lead the MSABC announcing their support for this major fundraising drive to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. This includes Select Heartland Chevy Dealers; Allianz Life; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; iHeart Media & KFAN; Minnesota Vikings; Center for Diagnostic Imaging; Dancing Dragonfly Winery; Allina Health; Hennepin County Medical Center; 3M; KSTP Channel 5; Minnesota Oncology; SMG; Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. They were joined by Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS). and Dave Benson, executive vice president of ACS.

Tina Holmes, vice president, office of the CEO, and chief of staff for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and MSABC leadership council honorary chair, stated “On behalf of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the American Cancer Society, and breast cancer survivors, caregivers and their families, we invite everyone to join us on October 15 at U.S. Bank Stadium. We will be walking for the ones we lost, for our current breast cancer fighters, and for the families who are moving forward.”

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer-fighting events in the U.S., uniting nearly 300 communities. Since 1993, 11 million walkers have raised more than $685 million. During that time breast cancer survival and detection rates have continued to improve,

“Progress against breast cancer takes each of us doing all that we can,” said Benson. “We have to move beyond awareness to mobilize communities to create tangible progress that saves lives and ends suffering.”

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About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 14 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information, anytime, call toll free 1.800.227.2345 or visit


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