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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event features 'garden of hope'

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 11:22:56-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, area efforts are underway to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk started Sunday. Participants will be doing so virtually this year to help with social distancing and are encouraged to walk in their own neighborhoods.

CBS 6’s Reba Hollingsworth led a team, Team REBA, with her daughter.

Sylvia Alexander-Wall and the “The Ladies of Elegance” team hosted an event at Pop’s Market and raised more than $20,000 for the effort to be utilized for research and treatment.

Virginia Premier on Nuckols Road in Glen Allen has dedicated space for The American Cancer Society to set up a tribute garden, honoring and memorializing those who have battled breast cancer with pink pinwheels.

Organizers call it a garden of hope, and encourage others to set up their own tribute gardens at their homes or businesses.

"We were looking for a way to really draw attention, obviously, breast cancer awareness month is all about pink," said The American Cancer Society's Adrienne Rich. "We wanted to do something that was a way to recognize and honor those people who have battled breast cancer. So we have these pink pinwheels, and the idea is that as you dedicate a pinwheel, you can watch our garden of hope grow."

Click here for more information or to make a donation to The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.