Thousands walk in pink in Harrisburg to support breast cancer awareness

Thousands walk in pink in Harrisburg to support breast cancer awareness

Thousands walk in pink in Harrisburg to support breast cancer awareness

Among the crowd was Margie Payne, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January.

Quad City locals came together for an important cause, breast cancer awareness.

"It is unfortunate that breast cancer is only discussed during October as it certainly is fought all year long", she said. "They are why we are here; they are our main focus", said Kelley Gifford, community development manager for the American Cancer Society.

She said one of the reasons for connecting with the Fiji Sun was to request the survivor's approval to include their breast cancer story on the Male Breast Cancer Coalition website. "Ten years ago we decided we could be a little more than that and make this a picnic in the park".

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All of the proceeds from Saturday's event will go toward the John Stoddard Cancer Center. I was affected by this because my sister-in-law has breast cancer and was a survivor. Some people walking were survivors, while others were walking for friends who have been battling or battled the disease.

In Ghana, breast cancer continues to occupy the first position in mortality as far as cancers are concerned. "People enjoy supporting breast cancer treatment here and they appreciate that all of the funds stay local".

"A positive attitude will help you get through the day, but there will be days that it's extremely hard", Smith said.

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