Springfield community 'Making Strides' in fight against cancer

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This morning's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk hit a record-breaking number.

Thousands of Ghanaians last weekend thronged the streets of Koforidua in the Easter Region to participate in the walk against breast cancer. The money raised at events across the country support the fight against the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

"It actually was one of the best experiences of my life as well as being one of the most hard experiences, just all the strength that I got from other people". Many there to walk for loved ones gone too soon. "She wouldn't have died from a disease that was preventable", Shapiro said of her mother.

"If she'd had colonoscopies she probably would've, we would've caught the cancer very early. that's what I believe". ABC 7's Roz Varon is the emcee for the event.

"Since 1989, the mortality rate has dropped 39 percent", said American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy. Two breast cancer survivors were also in attendance to give their story on the long journey they've had fighting the disease. "We are celebrating that every pink penny and every pink dollar makes a difference because I am here".

More than 25,000 Metro Detroiters came out to Hart Plaza for the 20th year of the American Cancer Society event.

Since 1998, Making Strides of Detroit has raised more than $14 million.

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