The rain did not discourage many involved in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk including walkers Jolee Manson and Monica Cortez who were out to support their loved ones.
Manson and Cortez, chose to walk in Making Strides for two years in a row so they could “be involved in anything.” Cortez, whose Mom is a survivor and Manson who was walking for her Aunt and Grandma, explained how this year it appeared that there was a lot more people.
People gathered to support their loved ones and each other, Rachel Agee, a volunteer, agrees, “It is incredible to see how many people come out and form teams, especially with the weather, even if it doesn’t affect you directly, everyone knows someone.”
Agee and her two-sorority sisters are students at DePaul University who have volunteered through Delta Gamma to work the event this morning. Agee, Elena Cohn, and Kaelyn Dodd, all got up at 5:30 a.m. to travel from DePaul’s Student Center and set up to “give time to good causes, because you never know what could happen to you,” says Cohn.