On Sunday, Oct. 10, hundreds of citizens from the Tri-State area joined together on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum to “Make Strides Against Breast Cancer” hosted by the American Cancer Society.
The organization’s slogan, “Making strides towards a world with more birthdays” inspired many to register for the race and donate to the cause.
Participating in the walk were companies, teams and lone participants. Among these teams were families who were walking for important men and women in their lives who have been affected by breast cancer.
Together, the entire population of walkers raised $219,315.26 towards breast cancer research.
Around the art museum were several tents set up for volunteers, survivors and registration. Amid these tents were also areas for the Eagles, TD Bank, Siemens, Verna and Associates, the American Cancer Society and 95.7 Ben FM. These companies and organizations were the top-fundraising teams.
Besides raising money for a phenomenal cause, these associations were selling promotional t-shirts, pens, pins and also giving away free items.
The route of the walk was 2.5 miles up and back on Martin Luther King Drive.
For the hundreds of people who walked for their loved ones and fundraised in their names, this race brought faith and hope that there will one day be a world with more birthdays and eventually a world without breast cancer.