Thousands expected for annual Boston breast cancer walk

September 30, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to walk across Boston to raise money for a breast cancer cure.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event started at 8 a.m. Sunday with a rolling start from the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River. Participants will follow either a two-mile or six-mile route.

Organizers say onstage entertainment will include the Boston Pops Esplanade Brass Quintet, teen singer Nicole Michelle and “American Idol” star and Berklee School of Music student Dillon Havins.

They say up to 25,000 walkers are expected. Last year’s walk helped raise more than $2 million for breast cancer research and education.

Since 1993, more than 13 million supporters nationwide have raised more than $810 million.

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