Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises $750,000 for research

- The 20th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, hosted by the American Cancer Society, drew over 25,000 participants to downtown Tampa Saturday morning. 

Survivors walked the 5k next to their loved ones starting from Amalie Arena and edning at the Platt Street Bridge.

Olivia Moses, a breast cancer survivor since May 2016, was one of them. "I just happened to be in my bathroom, actually doing a self breast exam in front of the mirror, and I found a lump on my left breast that had not been there the month before."

Moses says that her yearly mammogram, and monthly self breast exams, have been a part of her life since her early twenties. 

"It saved my life. It really did," she added. 

Fox 13 News anchor Linda Hurtado, is celebrating 7 years free of breast cancer, and served as the event emcee.

"This is how I like to celebrate. I like to come out and celebrate with my people. My sisterhood and have a great morning," Hurtado explained. 

The American Cancer Society met their fundraising goal of $750,000. 

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