By: Abby Nash
Saturday October 22, “Strides to end Breast Cancer” held its annual Breast Cancer walk. The walk was three and a half miles through downtown Louisville. In years past, the walking route included walking across the Second Street Bridge and back. However, due to the recent closing of the Sherman Minton Bridge, the Second Street Bridge was not permitted to close down for the walk.
Like always, thousands of men, women and children came out to participate. Anyone can participate in the walk no matter age or gender. This year, they estimated over 20,000 people in attendance. Every year, the month of October is dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness. This time is also used to remember and celebrate the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
Many participants sign up as a team. You can wear whatever you’re comfortable in but you’ll see that most of the crowd is covered in pink attire. A fun aspect of joining in on the walk is seeing all of the creative shirts and dedicated teams that have come out to support the cause. Schools, businesses and families often have shirts made to show a creative and uniformed appearance.
The annual walk is for anyone, and if the long distance is what is keeping you from participating, just come down next year and visit with friends and donate some of your time. So when next October rolls around, throw on some pink and come join the “Strides to End Breast Cancer”.