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Flock Cancer raises $65K for local breast cancer support groups

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Posted at 5:36 PM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 11:25:07-04

BOISE, Idaho  — The second annual Flock Cancer Street Stroll raised $65,000 which will be donated to two local groups that support those with breast cancer.

Both the Boise YMCA Oncology Recovery Program and Bustin' Out Of Boise received checks this afternoon for $32,500, presented by Flock Cancer organizer Leslie Scantling.

“It's really important for me that people understand at Flock Cancer Idaho, our only goal is to raise awareness of breast cancer and to be able to directly support, with the fundraising, local programs. All of the dollars are going to stay in the Treasure Valley and help people right here," Scantling said.

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This year, participation in the walk almost tripled compared to last year according to Scantling, which helped increase the funds raised.

Related: Flock Cancer brings survivors and non-profits together on Harrison Boulevard

All of the money raised comes from sponsors, donations and community partners and community donations.

“It's an incredible feeling to receive this kind of support," Boise YMCA Healthy Living Center Director Mary Biddle-Newberry said. "Survivorship is really the longest part for a cancer survivor and it doesn’t mean because treatment is over, that survivorship is easy. It just means an incredible amount to have this support and to be able to continue the work that we do."