ALBANY, N.Y. - Hundreds of people turned out in Washington Park to make strides against breast cancer.
Local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses, and community members participated in Sunday's American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-k Walk.
The event raises awareness and funds to help find a cure.
The money also goes to support programs and services for people facing breast cancer.
Participants say the event is one way they can help loved ones and others with breast cancer.
"It affected my aunt twice. It came back full force and fortunately she survived and went through chemo and everything else and I saw her go through everything and I said you know what the least I can do is walk in spirit of both of them," said Waterford resident Carie Sala.
Stillwater resident Deirdre Baugh added, "Well hopefully they'll find a cure and knock this out. Every year they do such a great job of getting involved, raising as much funds for research. It's fantastic."
According to the Making Strides website, close to eight-hundred teams at this year's event have raised over 400-thousand-dollars for the cause.