October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the city of Lansing chose to go the distance and think pink.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was held at the State Capitol building.
The walk is a noncompetitive 3 to 5-mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by the disease.
What started as volunteering turned into a mission for Katie Jones.
“I am a senior manager for community development at the American Cancer Society which means I get to work with thousands of volunteers across the mid-Michigan Lansing and Flint markets,” Jones said.
From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, the event was a celebration of survivors and an opportunity to remember loved-ones lost.
The event provided free information and support that can help people reduce their risk of breast cancer or early detection which when it’s the most treatable.
“Why people should invest their time and talents and money with the American Cancer Society for events like Making Strides Relay and other events is because you’re going to be partnering with us as we attack cancer from every angle so no one fights cancer like we do,” said Jones.