Breast Cancer Survivors, LA Community Members Walk to Raise Awareness

Breast cancer survivors, volunteers and community members walked through Los Angeles Saturday to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

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NBC4 and Telemundo 52 have been proud partners of the Making Strides event for multiple years, with NBC4 Investigative Reporter and survivor Lolita Lopez and NBC4 anchor Carolyn Johnson both breast cancer survivors.
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"Today is about survival. Today is about victory, so no woman ever has to go through breast cancer ever again," said Talin Zakaryan, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. "We're all here, we're fighting together, but most of all, we're passing forward human kindness and generosity to everyone that's fighting."
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Participants could form "teams," groups dedicated to raising a certain of money for breast cancer research. TeamTal, lead by Talin Zakaryan, surpassed its goal of $10,000 by several thousand of dollars Monday.
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The Hikari Taiko Drummers performed during the event, sporting pink shirts of their own to show support.
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The Making Strides walk began at 8 a.m. Saturday, the same day other cities across America participated in the event.
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The American Cancer Society estimates that over 1.2 million people will participate in Making Strides events in 2019, according to its website, raising an estimated $60 million or more.
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