Locals walk to honor breast cancer survivors in Coolidge Park
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
People crowded into Coolidge Park earlier Sunday and it was all for a good cause.
The American Cancer Society held its 2nd Annual 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk.
Community members came together to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and to educate men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention.
Participants say it's so important to have a network of support.
"You can't beat the feeling. It's why I continue to be involved in these events to see everyone come together in one place for the same reason. It's hard nowadays to find anyone who hasn't been impacted by the disease or known someone who was one way or another," said Jillian Carey, Breast Cancer Walk Attendee.
2,000 people registered for this year's walk. Money raised from Sunday's event goes toward breast cancer research.