Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise money, awareness across the Tri-State

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Thousands of people across the Tri-State area joined together Sunday to help put an end to breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society held its 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walks, the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the country.

Participants raise money that helps the organization fund groundbreaking cancer research and provide patient services like free information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer.

Local events were held on Long Island, Central Park and in Newark Sunday morning.

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The American Cancer Society will hold its 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walks across the Tri-State area this Sunday.



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Eyewitness News reporters Stacey Sager and Kristin Thorne were on-hand to MC the events.

In total, there were nearly 80,000 walkers who participated and the events were projected to raise close to $3 million.

WABC-TV is a proud sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

And be sure to tune in to Channel 7 for "Breast Cancer: Updates & Progress in A Pandemic" on Sunday, Oct. 17 (5.30 p.m. EDT).

Hosted by Eyewitness News anchor Liz Cho, the special features inspirational breast cancer survivors who share their private struggles to protect their health during the pandemic.

See below for more information on the local "Making Strides" events:



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Long Island
When: Sunday, October 17
Time: 7a.m. walk begins / Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
Where: Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, 1 Ocean Parkway Wantagh, NY

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Park
When: Sunday, October 17
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Where: West 66th St & Central Park West, Manhattan, NY

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Newark
When: Sunday, October 17
Time: 8 a.m.
Where: Mulberry Commons Park, 160-172 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ


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