Walking for a cure: The Sixth Annual Attack ACC Family Fun Run/Walk, which raises money for research of adenoid cystic carcinoma — a rare form of cancer — is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Hickory Creek Junction Forest Preserve, on U.S. 30 about one mile west of Wolf Road near New Lenox. Doctors told the family of Alicia Almanza, of Mokena, a 20-year survivor of ACC, that ACC is so rare that there is minimal research in the works. Alicia’s daughter, Courtney, believes that her mother should have the same shot at a cure as those with other cancers, and helped create the nonprofit Attack ACC. Proceeds will be sent to the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of few U.S. cancer centers that does research on ACC. For more information, visit www.attackacc.org.
If you get the chance to join this fundraiser, do it! They have the best times there! One of them is the Survivor Meet & Greet, where you will have the chance to meet others facing the challenges after an Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma diagnosis. From the Attack ACC site:
Date: Friday, September 07, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Attack ACC Meet & Greet
Please RSVP ASAP. We will be serving pizza and refreshments. Survivors and family are welcome to come and join us! We would love to see you come out and join us!
Parkview Christian Church
11100 Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467
708 478-7477 / 708 478-5686
Parkview Christian Church is located on the corner of 183rd St and Wolf Rd (Approx. 112th Ave West)
Feel free to contact us for any clarification of directions or any other concerns!