The power of pink is invading Lincoln today, as countless people are raising money to fight a cancer that affects so many.
If you were anywhere near Holmes Lake or Southeast Lincoln today, you probably saw them. Thousands of people walked to fight breast cancer.
Just about everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way, and the American Cancer Society has sought to raise almost a quarter of a million dollars to hopefully make that a little less true. It's called Making Strides Against Cancer.
More than 2,000 people joined the fight in Lincoln, wearing tutus, wigs and, of course, pink.
"This is surreal every year to see men, women, kids all decked out in pink because it just shows how everyone cares," Audrey Graves said.
Audrey Graves is a survivor.
She was diagnosed with cancer when she was 29, the day before her son's first birthday. For her, this walk is a symbol of her seven years in remission.
She says it's important to keep moving and get involved, not just for her, but for her family.
"That's why I do this all the time and stay active, because I don't want to miss one milestone of my son," Graves said.
Graves said her involvement doesn't stop at the walk, and she wants other people to take action.
"Not wait until cancer effects you but get involved now," she said.
The ACS said the people committed to the walk year after year are what make it such a wonderful experience.
"Is the volunteers and the survivors—the passion for what they've gone through—their fight, their battle against cancer," Communications Director for ACS, Brian Ortner said.
This was the twelfth year of the walk here in lincoln. If you missed it, you can still donate and get involved for next year.
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