Team DCI, captained by DCI faculty/breast surgical oncologists Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS, and Gayle DiLalla, MD, had a fantastic day at the 2023 American Cancer Society Triangle's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising event, held in a brand new location this year, The Fenton in Cary. Dollars raised at the event go towards research grants for faculty and clinician scientists, including at Duke Cancer Institute, and support our patients and their families through the cancer journey.
There was a 5K and a one-mile walk option through the Fenton shops and the perimeter of the Fenton property. Registrants could also opt not to run or walk and just participate in the festivities. Onsite activities include an inspiring opening ceremony; a DCI-hosted survivor tent with special gifts for patients/thrivers/survivors, including a free survivor shirt for those who preregistered; a pink carpet; water, snacks, coffee; a photo booth; and Strides swag for purchase. Fenton retailers and restaurants offered a sip-and-stroll for those who stayed after the event for lunch, shopping, and socializing.