Walking for a cause: Hundreds take part in 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

    A sea of pink has taken over Fairmount Park this morning in Philadelphia as supporters and survivors have come together for the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

    The event, which began at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall, had hundreds of participants walk the 3.1 mile route around Downtown Philadelphia.

    The walk, which was created by Massachusetts cancer survivor Margery “Margie” Gould-Rath, has been going strong since 1984. It officially became known as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in September 1993.

    The walk has inspired nearly 7 million participants in more than 200 communities, raising more than $400 million to fight breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

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