Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) - Michelle Nichols is one of thousands that participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer 5k walk in Buffalo.
Nichols said she walked on Saturday for those affected by the disease.
“I think people need to realize there's always something greater than us and we need to fight for it. If this is my way of showing that I care, then I’m going to be here every year” said Nichols.
Nichols and her daughter Paige made shirts to represent an aunt that lost her battle to cancer. The back of it stands for people they know fighting the disease.
“Our friends and family members that have been battling it they never seem to get down. They just put a smile on. They get up at morning and their grateful that got up” said Nichols.
Buffalo’s Making Strides walk helps raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The proceeds also help the American Cancer Society provide free resources to woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
“We had a survivor come in the other day that said truly you helped me through an extremely difficult time in my life” said JoAnna Jacob, a Senior Representative for the American Cancer Society.
This year a new element was added. Breast cancer survivors walked a lap around Niagara Square before 5k started. Susan Monda is one of the survivors. She said after beating the disease, she's grateful for all of the people came to the event and gave their time and money.
“Thank you. There's nothing more than thank you!” said Monda.
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