Barbara Gibbs of ABC11 Eyewitness News to Emcee American Cancer Society Kickoff Breakfast Aug. 2

Local News Station Supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Raleigh, NC, August 02, 2012 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that news anchor Barbara Gibbs will serve as emcee for the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast. The event will take place at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, located at 4700 Emperor Blvd. in Durham, on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast is the official launch for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk taking place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. at North Hills Mall. At the breakfast, attendees will hear breast cancer updates from the community’s medical leaders, speak with individuals who have been affected by breast cancer and learn more about joining the fight against breast cancer. For more information, visit

“I am so honored to host the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast,” said Gibbs. “This event is a wonderful example of how members of the community are working together to join the fight against a disease that affects so many individuals each day.”

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