Record turn out for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Record turn out for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event

The People's Choice Award was given to the O"bra"ma, a red, white, and blue bra decorated with the face of President Barack Obama and the words "Hope and Courage." The People's Choice Award was given to the O"bra"ma, a red, white, and blue bra decorated with the face of President Barack Obama and the words "Hope and Courage."

PERRYSBURG, OH - On Saturday May 9, The Town Center at Levis Commons hosted the third annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The event drew 3,800 walkers, a new record. The noncompetitive, 3.1- mile walk supported the ACS's mission to fight cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy and service programs.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raised $75,000 for the ACS.

In addition to the walk, the "Battle of the Brassiere" helped to support the cause. The People's Choice Award was given to the O"bra"ma, a red, white, and blue bra decorated with the face of President Barack Obama and the words "Hope and Courage." The winner received a $50 Bar Louie gift card.

"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer once again exceeded our expectations in every way," said Casey Pogan, Marketing Director, Hill Partners, Inc., The Town Center at Levis Commons. "Each year our hope is to help save lives and to increase breast cancer awareness in the community. This year's turnout shows that we have the ability to make a huge impact."

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Source: Media release from Levis Commons.

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