CINCINNATI - Fountain Square was painted pink Friday, as the American Cancer Society, 9 Against Breast Cancer and dozens of other local companies kicked off breast cancer awareness month.
Fountain Square was filled with survivors and supporters all gearing up for the making strides walk on Sunday, Oct. 14.
9 News anchor and breast cancer survivor Kathrine Nero helped emcee Friday's event. "We're going to raise more than half a million dollars so your mom, your daughter, your sister or your friend will not have to hear the words, you have breast cancer." said Nero.
Jerrie Murphy's a 7 year survivor, she's been walking with making strides for 8 years.
"I want people to come down, and listen to people talk and how many people have survived. It's just heartwarming," said Murphy.
Murphy's mammogram found her cancer on her chest wall. "All women should be checked, and it's really important for my daughters because I had breast cancer," said Murphy.
Jackie Robinson was dressed from head to toe in pink and had her family with her.
"You need somebody to go through the journey with you, a best friend, a family member, or somebody that's very, very supportive, and i also think there's something about breast cancer that makes you want to give back," said Robinson.
Jackie has a Making Strides team of 26 this year and she's started a support group at her church.
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