Hundreds bare wind, rain to make strides against breast cancer

Posted at 7:05 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 21:19:32-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Despite Saturday's wet, windy weather, hundreds of people gathered at Kleiner Park in Meridian for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The non-competitive 5K run gives people a chance to honor and celebrate those who have fought, or are currently fighting breast cancer.

For one Treasure Valley family, the event is a chance to send a positive message to those who need it most.

"Our team is called 'Kickin' Cancer Cousins' because we have a family history of breast cancer," one woman told us. "This is my older sister, she's a survivor and I'm a survivor and we have numerous family members who are in the process, and we know that they can beat this. Cancer can be beat. We are proof of that!"

The event is put on in cities all over the country by the American Cancer Society and aims to raise money for patient services and breast cancer research.