The 11th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk was on Sunday in Baltimore. It started at 33rd Street in Ednor Gardens-Lakeside and was a four mile walk. 7000 people participated and they raised over $400,000 for breast cancer research.
The American Cancer Society was on hand at the walk, looking for recruits for its long-lasting prevention study. They are looking for health and lifestyle information from 300,000 Americans to help them to find clues about cancer and ways to battle it. The Society is half-way to its enrollment goals.
Many of the walking participants were wearing pink, the color for remembering breast cancer. They were walking in groups and showing support for those in need. Gloria Crockett, the state vice president of the ACS said that the annual walk in Baltimore usually brings in about 400 cancer survivors as part of the walk. As Crockett said, “It’s about celebrating survivorship. And also, it’s about awareness.”
The next sign up location for the long-term study will be Harford County in November.