Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Around 40,000 people came out to support the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston Sunday.
“It’s so great to see so much passion and so much power around this cause and to know that society is doing everything we can,” said Meredith Elkins, American Cancer Society, New England Division.
“My mother found it in October she was gone in January, 28 years ago. They didn’t have what they have today because we walked,” said Charlene Gould, a 3-time breast cancer survivor.
“Both my grandmothers died last year from cancer. So I just try to do this to support both of them,” said Becca Wysocki.
Organizers said the goal of the walk is to bring the community together to support women who have had breast cancer and to support women who have breast cancer, as well as to emphasize the importance of early detection.
“Of course in this tough economy to raise money to fund research is vitally needed to find the causes and preventions for breast cancer,” said Elkins.
The goal was to raise $3 million and they believe they reached that goal.