Making Strides Against Breast Cancer brings out 6,000 people

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By: Liz Gelardi

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 25, 2014) - White River State Park was a sea of pink Saturday morning for the 17th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. About 6,000 people took part in the walk around downtown Indianapolis.

Organizers said the event brought in $238,000 for the American Cancer Society. The funds will be used to support breast cancer research, offer free patient/caregiver services and provide cancer-related information to patients.

FOX59 was proud to serve as an official media sponsor for the event.

Walkers were decked out in pink from head to toe, some donned tutus and even pink butterfly wings. Others wore t-shirts bearing the names of a loved one diagnosed with breast cancer or those who lost their battle with the disease.

Estimates from to the American Cancer Society show 232,670 women will find out they have invasive breast cancer this year and about 40,000 will die from it. The statistics show why so many Hoosiers came out to join the fight against breast cancer and they vowed to keep fighting until there's a cure.