Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk brings out community of supporters

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - If you were near Aaron Bessant Park on Saturday morning, you might have seen a sea of pink.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk brings out hundreds of supporters of breast cancer patients and survivors. (WJHG/WECP)

That's because people were taking part in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

Hundreds of people, dressed head to toe in pink, walked to help find a cure for breast cancer.

"I'm a survivor of five years, but from the beginning of my battle, these people have been my support and friends and lifted me up," breast cancer survivor Loretta Miller said.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises money for breast cancer treatment and research.

"We just want to keep making strides and finding a cure for cancer as well as showing how support is part of the healing process," said Ronda Baggett, a friend of a breast cancer survivor.

Breast cancer survivors and their friends and family came out in full force to show their support.

"I'm so excited because two years ago when I was diagnosed it was a big glacier and to be on the other side with all my friends here, it's fabulous today,” breast cancer survivor Veronica Kemeny said.

Breast cancer survivors said supporting your loved ones through their diagnoses is one of the most valuable things a friend can do.

"It means everything, while you're going through it their support's so important," breast cancer survivor Wanda Entrekin said.

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