Thousands come together for 25th anniversary of Making Strides Walk in Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - Breast cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters came together Sunday in Boston to help in the fight against cancer.

The 25th annual Making Strides walk was held Sunday at the Hatch Shell in Boston. The walk raises money for Breast Cancer research.

This year’s event was hosted by 7News’ Jadiann Thompson. She spoke with several participants who shared their reasons for walking.

City and state leaders also came out the walk to show support.

Breast cancer effects one in eight women in the United States—meaning many of the women in attendance had it or know someone who has.

As thousands crossed the finish line to cheers, the thoughts of loved ones who could not be there were never far away.

Event organizers say close to $900,000 was raised at Sunday’s event. The American Cancer Society hopes to raise over $2 million by the end of the year.

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