American Cancer Society Holds Five-Borough Event

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tens of thousands of people in pink tutus, wigs and shirts that read “I love boobs” walked through Central Park on Sunday morning to raise money to fight breast cancer.

As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the American Cancer Society hopes its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will raise close to $3 million.

There was almost a party atmosphere in Central Park celebrating the lives of survivors and their families and friends.

“I have my mom; she’s a breast cancer survivor over 10 years, Silvia,” May told Miller.

Darcy, a cancer survivor, traveled from Indiana to help the American Cancer Society, which helped get her through a tough time.

“It’s easier for me because I’m 13 years out, but I have a friend back home who was just given three months to live,” she said.

“You’re scared to death of dying, first of all. That hits you really hard. Then all of a sudden, you’re scared of, is your family going to get through this.”

A spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society noted that the group is celebrating its 100th year in 2013 and is “trying to make sure this is cancer’s last century.”

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