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"Pink Ride" aims to make strides against breast cancer

"Pink Ride for Strides"
October is breast cancer awareness month and a drive-through celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Arden, honored survivors. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

October is breast cancer awareness month and a drive-through celebration on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Arden, honored survivors.

The Pink Ride for Strides event was held at Lake Julian Park.

Due to COVID-19, this replaced the traditional 5K breast cancer walk.

The free event included giveaways, gifts for survivors, thanks to sponsors, a car-decorating competition, a pumpkin sale and more.

Organizers said support is needed now more than ever to help save lives.

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“For the first time in the American Cancer Society’s history, our mission is really at risk due to COVID. We need those critical dollars for research so that we don’t lose a generation of research and we can continue to fund those innovative solutions," said senior manager for the American Cancer Society, Kelly Jamerson.

Click here to donate to the Making Strides of Asheville campaign.

News 13's Ingrid Allstaedt is also taking part in the initiative all month long, as part of the WNC Wears Pink Campaign. You can also support Ingrid, by clicking here.

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