Updated 09/30/2012 03:33 PM
More Than 9,000 Participate in Breast Cancer Walk
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
The streets of Rochester turned pink today as thousands participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
Breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members walked together in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.
More than 226,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year.
Event organizers say the ultimate message is to let people know that there is hope, but that early detection is critical
Gerianne Puskas, regional director of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer said, "As you can see here I think almost everybody know somebody who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and it's very close to a lot of people. And that's one reason we really want to get the word out about screening and early detection, and what people can do to prevent cancer so that we can help those people early on in the game and have a better chance of surviving."
All money raised at the event goes to the American Cancer Society to provide resources and support to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
9,000 Rochester-area residents walked in the event, raising a total of $805,000.