There was more walking for a cause at Hugh MacRae park Saturday. The American Cancer Society held its first annual Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Wilmington. Members from the Raleigh chapter came to Wilmington to help organize the first event in the Port City. More than 200 people signed up to walk despite the weather. Breast cancer survivor and organizer, Claudia Eastmond, said these events have helped her in the past. “They've helped out with the drug herceptin. They helped with the braca gene study. So I feel very passionate about that.” The American Cancer Society said they did not have many workers to help start up the event in Wilmington so they relied heavily on volunteers. Many of them were also breast cancer survivors who participated in Saturday's walk.
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