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Thousands Raised for Breast Cancer Research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thousands Raised for Breast Cancer Research

By FOX 47 News . CREATED Oct 28, 2013

A sea of pink helped raise a lot of green to help in the fight against breast cancer.

More than 2,000 people came out to the state capitol Saturday, raising $288,000 for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us all to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Jenni Beamer, senior manager, community events for the American Cancer Society. “We are so thankful for how our communities have pulled together to encourage everyone to change the course of breast cancer forever.”

All of the money will help provide free resources and support to women who have just learned they have the disease. The event also honored survivors and those who lost their battle with the deadly disease.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.