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MORGANTOWN -

Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. They're not the only ones affected by this disease. Parents, siblings, children and friends went to a park in Morgantown Saturday to make strides for a cure.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an event that promotes the journey to finding a cure, and it starts with a single step. Survivors, families and friends came for a day of fun and information.

"I do making strides because I am a two time breast cancer survivor, and the mother of a two time breast cancer survivor, and I believe very strongly anything we can do to promote research funding for breast cancer, for all cancers," said Gerri Angoli.

The day had different booths set up for information and merchandise. People that attended were asked to sign a petition to help research and share their stories of hope.

"I don't think people really understand there's definitely an emotional time going through breast cancer, and you can really see it with the volunteers and the survivors today, and I think it's really important for people to understand it's more than just a disease. It's a life changing experience for these women," said Alexis Vaughn, a volunteer.

"We always teasingly say, when you have breast cancer you join a sisterhood. Which nobody wants to join but we kind of all belong to," Angoli said.

Making Strides in North Central West Virginia raised more than $25,000. The day was to promote all areas of breast cancer.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness or BRA day is Wednesday, Oct 17. For other events during breast cancer awareness month go to this web site.