October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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BOURBONNAIS, IL – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Ford Warriors in Pink® – the program created by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer – continues its 19-year quest to keep the subject of breast cancer a part of everyday life.

This month Ford Warriors in Pink and actor Gilles Marini will be in New York City promoting the limited-edition T-shirt Marini created to aid in the fight against the disease.

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Additionally, Ford Warriors in Pink is launching two distinct video series: One, “In Her World,” created by celebrity news site PopSugar, is an intimate look at prominent women and their stories of inspiration. The other, “Courage Talks,” part of the Models of Courage campaign created in 2012, covers the difficult conversations breast cancer patients will inevitably face.

Locally, the American Cancer Society will be sponsoring a 5k run and walk  to take place in 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Legion Park, Watseka. There are categories for each 10-year age group. Costs are $22.50 in advance and $25.75 on race day. Register at entry.iwantregistered.com. For information, call Amanda German at 815-216-2234.

This past weekend the “Making Strides of Kankakee, IL” event was held. This was a 5k Walk / Run event that took place on Saturday, September 28th at 11am at the Bourbonnais Township Park District – Perry Farm. The event is still accepting donations but has so far raised $16,479.08. You can view the event Facebook page here.

If you missed the local “Making Strides” event there are plenty going on this month in Illinois. Dates and locations listed below. You can also search for local events by state here.

Making Strides of Alton, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 19, 2013
Making Strides of Belleville, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 12, 2013
Making Strides of Bolingbrook, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 06, 2013
Making Strides of Champaign, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 19, 2013
Making Strides of Chicago, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 26, 2013
Making Strides of DuPage, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 20, 2013
Making Strides of Effingham, IL Get Involved Sat., Oct. 26, 2013
Making Strides of Fox Valley, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 20, 2013
Making Strides of Joliet, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 20, 2013
 
Making Strides of Lake County, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 20, 2013
Making Strides of North Shore, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 13, 2013
Making Strides of Northwest Suburban, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 20, 2013
Making Strides of Rockford, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 19, 2013
Making Strides of South Suburban, IL Get Involved Sunday, October 13, 2013
Making Strides of Southern Illinois, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 26, 2013
Making Strides of Springfield, IL Get Involved Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Court Street Ford, located at 558 William Latham Drive, is a multi-year president’s award winning dealership. We have been serving the Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais area for 30 years and counting! We are committed to exceptional customer service. Stop by or give us a call at (815) 939-9600, our knowledgeable sales team and service department will be happy to help and are dedicated to providing the best experience for every customer.

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