Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
4th Annual Making Strides For Breast Cancer Walk
MARION -- It was a walk for a cure kind of day in Southern Illinois on Saturday. Hundreds were in Williamson County, walking in pink for breast cancer awareness.
The American Cancer Society held it's fourth annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5K walk and run. The event was hosted at the Harry L. Crisp Complex in Marion. Many survivors and supporters came out to participate.
The money from this fundraiser goes toward patient support and research for a cure. Volunteers say awareness and early detection are the best prevention.
"Awareness lets women, young women know that they should be doing self-breast exams and getting out and doing their mammogram. The best way to survive is early diagnosis," says survivor and walk volunteer Beth Blaise.
Organizers say Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation.
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