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Western New Yorkers raise money to fight breast cancer in 5K walk, run

More than 10,000 people put on their pink and made their way to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk and run.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Over 10,000 people joined together Saturday morning at Buffalo's Outer Harbor to support the fight against breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk and run aims to empower the community to take action against breast cancer.

“The Saturday event was a moving example how – united – we can make huge progress toward a world without breast cancer,” said Krystina Burow, manager of community development for the American Cancer Society. “Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk helps the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking research into causes, prevention, and treatments for breast cancer, provide free rides to chemo and places to stay near hospitals, a live 24/7 cancer helpline, and so much more.”

This year participants raised $450,000 to help save lives from breast cancer.

"The money that they raise help to provide rides to treatment, help provide wigs if they are experiencing hair loss through their treatment and various other support programs available to them," said Mariah Turk with the American Cancer Society. 

Since 1993 Making Strides has raised over $935 million nationwide.

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