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2021 Making Strides Awards

Spirit of Strides Awards

The Spirit of Strides Awards seek to honor and recognize all those who have gone above and beyond to help the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without breast cancer through Making Strides. From engaging survivors or an entire school community to promoting your event or creating an event experience to remember, our individual victories will collectively translate to the ultimate victory of beating our biggest rival – cancer.

Spirit of Strides – Event Nationwide Winner
Orange County, California

Spirit of Strides – Individual Winner
John Tegan – Making Strides of Boston, Massachusetts

Spirit of Strides – Community Regional Winners

Region Winner
West Making Strides of Orange County CA
North Making Strides of Kansas City 

Spirit of Strides – Individual/Team Regional Winners



North Central

Caroline McCarthy (Making Strides of Chicago)


John Tegan (Making Strides of Boston)


Gary Swann (Making Strides of Phoenix)


Jason Newton (Making Strides of the Triangle)


Stacy Matseas Racette (Making Strides of San Diego)

Top Net Income Events


MSABC of Long Island NY


MSABC of Central Park NY


MSABC of Boston MA


MSABC of Point Pleasant NJ


MSABC of Phoenix AZ


MSABC of Westchester NY


MSABC of Broward FL


MSABC of Tampa FL


MSABC of San Diego CA


MSABC of Albany NY

Top Individual Fundraisers

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John Tegan


Teresa Bujno


Stacy Matseas Racette


Lisa Beck


Larry Tomkins


In Memory of Neva Weber


Jennifer Canavan


Jodi Koelsch


Dianne Fonseca


Karen Horton


Top Corporate Teams

Primax Pink Warriors


AutoZone Striders


GM Women in Finance




The Chart Toppers


Ryan Homes – Building HOPE!


Drs Feingold, Israeli, Korn, Light, and Bank


The Rockin’ Walkstars


Walmart Region 22 Market 165


RK Chevrolet-Team Sandy


Top Non-Corporate Teams

Allison’s Army


Troop Tegan for Lorraine


Zubi’s Boobies


Lindas Angels


Stacy’s Circle of Friends






Neva’s Westport Babes


Answer to Cancer SRQ




Top Nationwide Team
Primax Pink Warriors

Hero of Research Awards

Behind every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event are many talented, determined, and extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. They lend their time, talents, and generosity to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, and we truly cannot thank them enough.

That’s why we’re especially recognizing these outstanding individuals through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Hero of Research Award. This award challenges Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraisers to engage in the fight against cancer in a new and dynamic way that focuses attention on our award-winning research program.

Hero of Research Award Team
Primax Pink Warriors

Legacy Team over 1 million dollars raised

Primax Pink Warriors Making Strides of Greater Charlotte NC
Stacy’s Circle of Friends Making Strides of San Diego CA
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