Thousands united today for a World Without Breast Cancer

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Thousands united today for a World Without Breast Cancer.

Local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members are uniting to make the greatest impact to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone.

The walk was at Liberty Park, 500 East 900 South, Salt Lake City Saturday morning.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants raise funds for the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer.

They help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

In 2018, more than 266,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,920 will die from the disease this year. About 2,550 men are also expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year with 480 deaths.

Since 1993, more than 14 million supporters have raised more than $870 million to help end breast cancer. Today, walks are held more than 200 communities nationwide.

 

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