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Thousands walk together in fight against breast cancer

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(HawaiiNewsNow) - More than 960 women in Hawaii will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year and nearly 140 will die from the disease. Funds raised through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk enable the American Cancer Society to provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the Society for information and help.

On Saturday, October 12 starting at 7 a.m., thousands of local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will turn the Ford Island Bridge pink as they walk together to finish the fight against breast cancer. This is all for the 5th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, just one of nearly 300 events held across the country by the American Cancer Society.

Laurie Horita, a breast cancer survivor, and Lucrecia Fry, a volunteer wig fitter for the American Cancer Society, give a demonstration of wig fitting as well as more details about the event.

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