WHAT: Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, businesses and community members unite to fight breast cancer at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and provides hope to all people facing the disease.WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2014. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine.WHERE: 5th Street & Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226BACKGROUND: Last year, 21,600 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants raised $820,000 in South Jersey for the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer research, offer free patient/caregiver services, provide in-depth cancer information, and support legislative advocacy to make sure all women have access to the care they need.An estimated 232,670 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2014, and approximately 40,000 will die from the disease.Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and generate funds to fight breast cancer. In that time, 10 million walkers in nearly 300 communities across the nation have collected over $594 million. Photo courtesy of Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5K WalkThe annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk takes place on Sunday, Oct. 19, on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The following is information from the American Cancer Society on how to participate.