RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Today, 379 teams and more than 2,000 people descended on the Virginia War Memorial to walk in the 2015 ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ walk; a modest movement to raise money for the American Cancer Society over 30 years ago.
For Carla Crossin, the walk is personal.
“I’m a cancer survivor. I lost my mother to cancer, lots of family members. and i just want to make sure that we find a cure before my daughters end up with that same bad disease,” she explained
This year, over $165,000.00 has been raised here in Richmond, for research about the deadly disease.
Suzy Shanes lost her mom to breast cancer in 2011. To help raise money, she and her sister created team ‘Go Pink for Pam’.
“Every year we get together and raise money. We just had a yard sale yesterday and everybody donated stuff and we just all like to support the cause because I don’t want anyone losing their mother like I lost mine.”, she says.
Mark Levine also lost his mother to breast cancer last year. He’s dyed his beard to honor her and all the other breast cancer victims.
“She passed away Sept. 9, 2014. I dyed my beard pink for her and I decided to keep it year round mainly for her,” he explained.
In case you missed this year’s walk, but want to help the American Cancer Society takes donations all year long. For more info on how to get involved for next year’s ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk’ visit: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=70208&gclid=CJ7UmeOWzcgCFUoXHwodeVYNuA