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Thousands walk in pink in Harrisburg to support breast cancer awareness

23 October 2017

Some familiar faces from NewsChannel7 were also at the 5K walk in support of those who have lost their life to breast cancer and for those who are still battling.

"We have noticed great growth year after year with just the community involvement and excitement around this event and with major support for our survivors", she said.

"It is unfortunate that breast cancer is only discussed during October as it certainly is fought all year long", she said.

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"Knowing there are so many women here who have survived breast cancer and are able to celebrate every year, which is a blessing, so it's now my blessing as well", said Anthy Semesthias, who is a surgeon and breast cancer survivor.

Between 10,000 to 12,000 people participated in the walk. "My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I enjoy helping out with the event". She said she went through 20 weeks of chemotherapy and just had what they hope is her final surgery last Monday.

Payne's daughter, best friend, sister and others came with her to Saturday's walk.

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It's not too late to make a donation to the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.

"A positive attitude will help you get through the day, but there will be days that it's extremely hard", Smith said.

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Thousands walk in pink in Harrisburg to support breast cancer awareness