Thousands walk against breast cancer at Jones Beach
The cold, windy weather Sunday didn't stop thousands of Long Islanders from taking a journey of hope.
They packed the boardwalk at Jones Beach for the 15th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser. For some, the event is deeply personal.
Breast cancer survivor Leonor Cali, of Dix Hills, was diagnosed when she was 24 years old. "Yeah, it was devastating. But it's made me stronger and I'm happy to be here," she says.
More than 2,300 women on Long Island are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The walkers say they're not only calling for a cure, but they are sending an important message to all women.
"Know yourself and your body. Make sure that if you find something or you feel something and it just doesn't seem to be right ? make sure someone follows up on it," says Nancy O'Leary, of Bay Shore.
Event organizers say they hoped to raise $3 million Sunday.