Each October, the SMG-managed Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This cause hits close to home, as three of our staff members are breast cancer survivors and many others have been affected by this heart wrenching disease. To show our support and spread awareness in our community, the Convention Center participates in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K walk hosted by the American Cancer Society Broward County.
On Sunday, October 9 at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale, our Convention Center team walked proudly in support of our shared goal, finding a cure for breast cancer. This year, our team raised $1,520 and over the years, the Convention Center has raised more than $6,000 toward Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!
Our annual fundraising event, Denim Day proved to be a success again, as always. Convention Center staff members were able to enjoy wearing jeans at work to show their support for a $5 donation
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s premier event to raise funds and awareness to save lives from breast cancer. More than 200 Making Strides walks nationwide each year celebrate people who have battled breast cancer, educate people about ways to reduce their risk, and empower communities to join the fight.
The funds we raised for the walk will fund new research, enable access to mammograms and treatments, and educate women on the importance of detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages.
According to the American Cancer Society, Florida ranks fourth in the nation for the estimated number of new cases and second for estimated deaths from breast cancer, making initiatives such as Making Strides critical to our community’s support in the fight against breast cancer. The Convention Center is proud to have been a part of such a worthy cause.