Over 4,200 people walk to “make strides” toward a cure for Breast Cancer

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Event organizers say attendance nearly doubled from 2018, as over 4,200 people walk for a cure at an annual Breast Cancer walk.

The American Cancer Society’s annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk took over the walk-ways of Rock Valley College Saturday morning.

Over 4,200 survivors, family members, and advocates took part in the fundraiser with one common goal, to raise awareness about the disease that has impacted nearly everyone, Breast Cancer.

Organizers of this year’s event say they hope to raise global awareness, while also making an impact locally.

“It raises awareness in our community that there is a need. Breast Cancer is all over the world, not just Rockford, Machesney, Beloit, it’s everywhere,” says, Barbara Walk, Event Committee Member. “But we want to concentrate a lot on these women and men, here in our community, and help them fight the battle.”

Donations for the cause are open until October 31 through the American Cancer Society.

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