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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk raises nearly half a million dollars

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 12:57:32-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Thousands of western New Yorkers gathered at Buffalo's Outer Harbor Saturday for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk/run.

The walk/run raised $450,000 for research and patient support.

“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.”

Supporters have raised over $900 million nationwide since 1993.

7 Eyewitness News was a proud sponsor of the event, our Katie Morse and Ed Drantch served as emcees.