A simple walk in Toledo this May will help finish the fight against breast cancer

TOLEDO (WTVG) - One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The American Cancer Society is working to change that number. Other than skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women. In fact, about 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in 2017.

The 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk presented by Kroger and Mercy Health is Saturday, May 19th at Hensville Park in downtown Toledo. Registration is at 8am, and the walk begins at 9am. The goal is to raise about $150,000.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will raise awareness and money to save lives from breast cancer. It's a noncompetitive walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.

Money raised is used to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.

Making Strides is a celebration of survivors and an opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It's a day that shouldn't be missed and won't be forgotten.

We've posted a link so you can learn more and register for the walk.