'Walk to Empower' in Chicago's Grant Park

May 9, 2010 8:16:10 PM PDT
More than 30,000 people painted the town pink Sunday by taking part in a Mother's Day tradition.Participants in the Breast Cancer Network of Strength's Walk to Empower in Grant Park honored survivors, families and anyone affected by breast cancer.

The organization aims to make sure no one faces breast cancer alone by providing emotional relief through its 24-7 support center.

For survivors, that sentiment is especially meaningful.

"It's an emotional feeling, it really is, but it's also a good feeling, especially for me," said Rosalind Perkins, a 21-year survivor.

"I think it's a really great cause, and people raise money and just, people come out here and they take the time on Mother's Day," said Joey Lubelfeld, whose mother is a survivor.

"It's good to see everybody out doing, even the guys supporting the women," said Sherry Nelson Mitchell, who was walking for her aunt.

Organizers expected to raise nearly $5.5 million from the walk for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.


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