Mansfield takes strides against breast cancer

Taken seriously Kayla underwent chemo radiation and a mastectomy

Taken seriously Kayla underwent chemo radiation and a mastectomy

The organization credits that number to the millions of dollars raised and the thousands of courageous people who continue to search for a cure.

The walk helped to raise awareness as well as money for other women fighting against breast cancer.

Also in attendance was Bonnie Smith, a Mansfield resident and two-time breast cancer survivor.

Communications director Brian Ortner said the turnout every year amazes him.

Male Breast Cancer Coalition now include men affected in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada Bangladesh and the US.

More than $650,000 was raised this year.

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Paxton's mother is a breast cancer survivor, so the annual Flamingo Fest means a lot to her.

"We are riding on this national acceptance to increase our visibility, and by extension, heighten and sustain awareness about this debilitating disease, which, but for our consistency, would have needlessly destroyed several precious lives and families".

"All of us are affected by breast cancer, cancer in general, and we're going to do something about it this morning", one participant said.

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

And coming together is what it's all about.

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