Breast cancer walk gives survivors/fighters hope

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Erie’s 17th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk takes over Frontier Park for another year.

More than 700 walkers took part in the event.  The event raises money to help fight breast cancer and also helps provide patients with resources, such as free wigs and tips, to feel beautiful during chemotherapy.  

“For our survivors, this is absolutely vital,” says Ashleigh Shamburg, Making Strides Committee Member.  “They come here… for someone is newly diagnosed, which we also call them a survivor because they are surviving the disease.  They meet the people who have been here for 25 years.  They’ve been a survivor for 25 years.  And that gives them hope.  They see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Last year, the walk raised over $117,000 for breast cancer survivors and research. 

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