Society kicks off breast cancer walk

August 20, 2009 3:28:07 PM PDT
The American Cancer Society held a kickoff breakfast Thursday morning for its annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk.It's scheduled for October 18th.

There will be five separate walks in Chicago and a total of nine in Illinois.

This is the 10th year for the walks to raise funds for breast cancer.

ABC7's Roz Varon, who is a breast cancer survivor, was a featured speaker at the event.

The cancer society is expecting about 25,000 participants and hopes to raise about $2.4 million.