Thousands gather for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Posted by: Abigail Wood

Around 5,000 people gathered at Holmes Lake for a good cause Sunday. It was the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

"In 1999 my little sister turned 32 and six weeks later she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she died when she was 36," said Chris Cook of Columbus. "I do this for her. To remember how hard she fought."

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The making strides walk this weekend is working to change that. They raised more than $200,000 to fund cancer research and programs for people facing a diagnosis.

"Early detection is the key," said Mindy McCormick, who is currently fighting breast cancer. "If we continue to have events like this I know that some day there will be a cure found, and I hope that it’s sooner rather than later."

If you didn’t get a chance to get out to the walk and want to help, there are ways to give online. Click here for more.