disease, and relief for Reinl.
To Vincent, her participation in Making Strides, which has been ongoing for the past 15 years, "means I'm happy to have (my mother) alive," she said, and is an important event to share with her daughter.
Making Strides walk draws 15k walkers
Sporting a carnation pink shirt with the word "Survivor" emblazoned across the back, Rau said she came to Sunday's walk with a group of family and friends, who marched in honor of her and her sister in law, and was overwhelmed at the community's response to the event.
"That grant will yield results that will benefit people all over the world, and particularly in the capital region," Martin said. "So the dollars that come to us through these events are critical to enabling us to give people with breast cancer hope for a positive outcome."
"She's been an important part of our lives. She's watched both my kids grow up," Williams said.
Also touting the importance of research was Chris Rau, of Malta, a four year survivor of the disease.
The Williams family of Glenville was part of a large contingent from Glencliff Elementary School that walked in honor of Fran Reinl, the school's now retired principal who is currently battling breast cancer. Wearing a shirt saying "Fran's Kids," Tamara Williams said she was inspired by all the other walk participants, saying that witnessing such support "gives people hope" that there will one day be a cure for the Prada Eyeglasses Tortoise Shell
That support is crucial to Making Strides' cause, said Diana Martin, regional vice president for the American Cancer Society. The money earned at Sunday's event will go to local cancer causes, she said, like last year's $800,000 grant given to RPI for research.
"We all probably know someone friends, family who have been in this situation. So it's a good thing to support it, and that's why we're here," she said. ". We hope that these walks eventually will come to an end because there will be a cure. Maybe we can start walking for different reasons and help find a cure for other things."
"We want to remind people that the green that we raise helps us get more pink it helps us get more research, it helps us provide more rides, more wigs, more services to breast cancer patients," she said.
For Albany resident Sierra Murray, it was breast cancer's ability to touch everyone in some way that brought her to Sunday's walk. Murray's seen friends, coworkers and even her grandmother struggle with the disease.
that it hasn't affected you. It's something that affects you for the rest of your life. So to see family, friends and strangers come out means a lot."
Many of the thousands who walked were part of teams formed by local colleges and businesses, including Kristen Jakubowski, who marched alongside fellow members of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's women's hockey team. Prada Bags Dubai
ALBANY More than 15,000 pink clad people crammed Washington Park Sunday for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which pulled in over $1 million for breast cancer research.
"We . love to be here to support everybody," Butkereit added.
For others, Sunday's walk was a more personal cause. Albany resident Donna Vincent walked alongside her daughter, Caitlin Butkereit, and their pink bandana wearing dog, Brodie, in honor of Vincent's mother, a 30 year breast cancer survivor.
Jakubowksi, a senior, said she's participated in the walk the past four years.
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