Florida residents raise thousands for breast cancer
Nov 3, 2011
Florida residents lined up in their pink bras and participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, according to the Old Northeast-Downtown St. Pete Patch.
These residents were able to support breast cancer research by raising more than $174,000 for the cause. This year's theme was to show off a pink bra as they walked for the people they know who have suffered from the disease and those who are still battling it, according to the media outlet.
"It was amazing and very moving to see the sea of pink bras," event chairperson Rhonda Shear told the news source. "Each one of those pink bras was a beautifully decorated representation of a personal breast cancer journey. All of those pink bras together symbolized how our community has come together to take a stand against this disease."
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is not only the second most common form of cancer among women behind skin cancer, but it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women behind lung cancer.