Two women dressed in pink raise their hands together and smile while standing on the grass
Team DCI co-captains Jennifer Plichta, MD, MS, and Gayle DiLalla, MD, sport pink wings at the 2019 American Cancer Society Triangle Making Strides event. The pair return this year as co-captains.

Showing DCI Team Spirit at ACS Triangle Making Strides



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The Fenton
Cary Towne Blvd and Trinity Rd.
Cary, NC
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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.

woman standing on a stage with a microphone, four women at a Duke Cancer Institute tent behind pink buckets, a view from behind of walkers, a woman and a dog, and a Making Strides event sign
Nice to see everyone! Duke Breast Surgery shared photos of the American Cancer Society Triangle Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, held on October 28, 2023. Pictured are honorary co-captain Gayle DiLalla, MD, nurse practitioner Jackie White, the welcoming clinicians and staff at the DCI tent offering up those snazzy pink pumpkin buckets and Blue Devil horns (just in time for Halloween), and of course our furry friends from Pets At Duke.