Breast Cancer 5K Fundraiser In Orange County Raises $150K For Research

CBS Los Angeles

COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, with breastcancer.org reporting that one in eight women in the U.S. will likely develop an invasive form of the disease, many are working hard to raise funds for research and to encourage women to get regular mammograms.

Although the death rates from breast cancer have been decreasing since 1989, 40,000 women in this country are expected to die from the disease this year alone.

A huge crowd gathered Sunday from across Southern California for the American Cancer Society’s 5th Annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K,” a non-competitive walk in Costa Mesa. CBS2 anchor Pat Harvey emceed the event and CBS2 Chief Meteorologist Josh Rubenstein and reporter Michele Gile strapped on their walking shoes. Gile has been involved in the event since its inception.

Many turned out wearing pink tutus and at least one participant flaunted a…

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