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Making Strides of Mount Airy celebrated its fifth year of helping fight breast cancer Sunday morning at Watkins Park. According to Katelyn Mock, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer's community manager, over 900 walkers participated, raising over $87,000. Last year, the American Cancer Society as a whole contributed $12 million in cancer research grants in Maryland and over $94 million in the United States.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight. The noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks help those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and prevention.

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Every Making Strides event is an opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society, in turn funds research into breast cancer, provides free comprehensive information and support, and helps people take steps to reduce their risk of the disease or find it early when it's most treatable.

Donations will be accepted until December 31. For more information, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/MountAiryMD.

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