More than 300 people walked the streets of Damariscotta as part of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 23.
The walk is one of nearly 300 taking place across the country to benefit the American Cancer Society. Since the first official walk in 1993, more than 12 million supporters across the country have raised more than $750 million.
The Damariscotta walk raised more than $50,000, according to a press release from the American Cancer Society. Proceeds from the walk are used to fund research, as well as educational and preventive efforts.
Mash Sutton, a Making Strides volunteer and 15-year breast cancer survivor, spoke about the importance of early detection and support before the walk got underway. Sutton, her sister, and her mother are all breast cancer survivors.
“This is what breast cancer survivors do: we fight for those who wish to survive too,” Sutton said. “The cure is out there. We just need to walk to find it.”