Residents Walk to Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Tennessee Valley residents are coming together to put a stop to breast cancer.

More than 700 people registered for the fifth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

One third of them are cancer survivors.

Participants walked from Finley Stadium down to the Riverwalk and back to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

It’s a way to raise awareness, and show support for those who are still battling the disease.

“It’s important to celebrate, to celebrate those good times, creating that energy and it also helps folks who are going through this horrible disease, no matter what cancer,” said Joel Henderson, a cancer survivor. “Today we’re celebrating everything pink for breast cancer, to help get through those tough times.”

“It’s wonderful to see companies, businesses that support their employees who are survivors, or church groups, or just groups of friends and families to come out to show their support,” said Laura Witherspoon, a breast cancer survivor. “It means a tremendous amount.”

Money raised from Sunday’s event will go toward breast cancer research for new treatments.

 

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