Thousands Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness

Women, Men Sport Pink Bras For Breast Cancer Walk

They came wearing hot pink, bedazzled, laced-up bras.

Women and men wore them proudly, to honor the survivors of breast cancer and those who lost their battle.

Hundreds gathered at Huizenga Plaza for the Broward County "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk. Hundreds more gathered in Miami for the same walk at the Shops at Midtown.

Cancer survivor Lainie Schultz told Local 10, "What the pink bra means to me, after I had my double mastectomy, the day I could put on my bra, it made me feel like a woman again."

Lainie is only 27-years-old and has been diagnosed with cancer five times. Once when she was a baby and four other times in her 20s.

She says her main focus is on awareness. She said, "Early detection is so important. It's what saved my life and will save others."

Over $300,000 was raised at the walk and an estimated $6,000,000 across the country.

The money will go to the American Cancer Society which will use the funds to educate the public about living healthier lives. It will also be used to help find cures for cancer.

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