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Breast cancer walk supports women currently battling disease

While scores of breast cancer fundraisers take place all over the world, most are geared towards fundraising in order to find a cure.

However, the Breast Cancer Network of Strength's Walk to Empower, which takes place in various cities around the country, aims to help those currently struggling with the disease, according to The Depaulia.

"Other fundraising walks are to support cancer research while this one is to provide emotional support for those battling breast cancer," Holly Pyon, a DePaul University sophomore who participated in the walk, told the news source.

Last year, the Walk to Empower took place in over 12 locales across the United States. The event also drew in over 40,000 participants.

"The mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone," Christina Koenig, director of communications and media relations for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength, told the news outlet.

According to BreastCancer.org, about 13 percent of women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during their lives.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19782658-ADNFCR
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