In Lansing, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk raised $285,000 dollars for breast cancer research and treatment Saturday. More than 4,400 people walked the 5K route. Across the country 400,000 people participated.
The walk raises money for breast cancer research and raises awareness about diagnosis and treatment. Breast cancer survivors, family, friends and cancer workers all took part in the event. In it's fifth year, the walk continues to grow. Over the last five years, $104 million dollars has been raised.
Organizers say the money raised here is also spent locally. In this area, more than one million dollars has been raised over the last five years.
In Michigan, 7,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 1,400 of them will die. Those at the walk say their lives have been touched by breast cancer, and they are doing all they can to find a cure.