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10,000 strong for annual breast cancer walk

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- More than 10,000 people came out Sunday morning to support the fight against breast cancer.

In all, 10,194 people walked in the 18th annual "Especially for you" breast cancer walk in Cedar Rapids.

Sunday's turnout was the second highest since the walk began.  287 teams walked as one in the 5K.  Volunteers were very pleased with the turnout.

"We have the good fortune to be able to help individuals who have financial concerns, and it's always a great way to honor a family by walking in their behalf," said organizer Kay Jackson. 

Organizers tell us the event raised nearly $500,000 for the Especially for you fund.  That money will go to help cover medical services for women with breast cancer, who lack the proper health insurance.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo
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