Breast cancer walk takes over Washington Park
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Washington Park turned pink on Sunday as thousands of local survivors, volunteers, and supporters march in the fight against breast cancer. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is the largest event of its kind in Albany.
The walk raises money for the distribution of free resources and to provide support for newly diagnosed patients. Funds also go towards research and ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them. Walkers were able to do more than just march to support the cause. They could also sign up to be part of a study.
"The people who are enrolled in this study have never been diagnosed with cancer, they're between the ages of 30 and 65. And they're willing to commit to completing surveys for the next 20 to 30 years," said Kristie Robertson, American Cancer Society Director.
Participants will help researchers to identify future risk factors for cancer. For more information on the study, head to www.cancer.org.