Four thousand people turned out to Holmes Lake for the 17th Annual Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk Sunday.
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Officials say the money raised helps the American Cancer Society attack cancer from all angles, ensuring no one faces breast cancer alone by funding innovative breast cancer research, promoting education and risk reduction, and providing comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.
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The 3-mile walk is part of a nationwide event uniting more than 300 communities. Updated numbers weren't immediately available, but in previous years the walk has seen between 500 to 700 participants raised up to $40,000.
"After that I became a true warrior and I share my story with just about everybody I meet", said Regina Smith, a breast cancer survivor.
An estimated 600 people participated in this year's event at Westover Park - twice as many as 2016.
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The 5K walk is to recognize survivors and those still fighting breast cancer.
"When you go through this, having support is a major thing, it's what gets you through it", she said.
Also in attendance was Bonnie Smith, a Mansfield resident and two-time breast cancer survivor.
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