Barbara Gibbs of ABC11 Eyewitness News to Emcee American Cancer Society Kick-Off Breakfast Aug. 4

Morning News Anchor Will Host “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Event

Raleigh, NC, July 31, 2011 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that morning news anchor Barbara Gibbs will serve as emcee for the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Breakfast. This year’s event will be hosted at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, located at 4700 Emperor Blvd. in Durham, N.C., on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 a.m.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off Breakfast is the official launch for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. The Aug. 4 breakfast will allow attendees to hear breast cancer updates from medical leaders in the community, speak with those in the community who has been affected by breast cancer and understand what it takes to get involved in helping the cause to fight the illness. For more information, visit

“It is a privilege to be asked to host an event that is as successful and beneficial to the community as this one,” said Gibbs. “Breast cancer can affect anyone, be it directly or through a loved one or friend, and this breakfast has done a terrific job of supporting our community.”

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- Making Strides is a noncompetitive walk to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.
- Pledges are dedicated to life-saving American Cancer Society research, education, patient support, and advocacy programs to defeat the disease.

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