DAYTON, Ohio (WRGT/WKEF)- Thousands of people gathered early Saturday morning for the World Without Breast Cancer Walk.
Women and men not only raised awareness but also money as they walked at Fifth Third Field.
Last year runners raised more than $300,000 in Dayton for the American Cancer Society to help people take steps to reduce their risks with early detection.
This year, more than 266,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer and 25,000 men are expected to be diagnosed.
Breast cancer survivor Sara Black said it's important to have these events to let others know they aren’t in this battle alone.
“The key is to surround yourself with a strong support system,” said Black, “it’s just so important that we’re here together.”
Since 1993 more than 14 million supporters have raised more than 870 million dollars to help end breast cancer.