Utahns walk to raise funds for fight against breast cancer

SALT LAKE CITY -- Thousands of people came together at Liberty Park Saturday morning united in one cause: To create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.

People dressed in pink participated in the 11th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and many of them were honoring loved ones who have lost the fight or are still fighting against breast cancer.

Kimberly Houk of the American Cancer Society said the event is about support as well as fundraising.

“There are so many survivors out here, and the one thing they have in common is the fact that they've survived this deadly disease," she said. "And they feel so grateful to be on the other side of it, and they love to come together and support those who have been recently diagnosed who are also out here."

Fox 13 News’ Hope Woodside emceed the event, which raises funds for cancer research. Last year participants raised more than $350,000 for the American Cancer Society in Utah. All of the funds raised at the walk remain in Utah and are invested in research.

For more information about the walk or to donate to the cause, click here.