This local version, in its eighth year, is one of more than 200 held across the country. Lynne Blom, a Sykesville native now living in Glenelg who was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in August 2017, will be taking part in a Making Strides event for the first time. “When I was younger and I was a runner, I would participate in the Susan B. Komen race, but I did it for the run, I didn’t do it for the cause. I didn’t realize how much it meant to somebody else, until now,” she told us. “This is my first Making Strides walk, my first year to be on the committee and the first of many, I hope.” Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. Sunday in Watkins Park, 615 Center St. in Mount Airy. Walkers may register in advance at www.makingstrideswalk.org/centralmd. Those who wish to raise funds as well as awareness may make a contribution the time of registration or even after the race.