Thousands showed up to support a breast cancer awareness initiative in Chicago on Mother’s Day.
A breast cancer awareness walk garnered the support of thousands of individuals Mother’s Day weekend. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, approximately 30,000 people walked in the “Walk to Empower” event Sunday, which drew in numerous survivors of breast cancer, their friends and family, and others.
Mandy Rooney, whose mother and grandmother were both diagnosed with the condition, is quoted in the report as stating of the event and increasing awareness about breast cancer, “I think that with awareness, it’s a lot more promising for our generation… I want to make sure that this is a more prominent issue and people can get the support that they deserve early on.”
As noted in the report, free health screenings were provided following the walk, which took place in downtown Chicago.