ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Sunday, October 17, the American Cancer Society (ACS) Strides Against Breast Cancer will unite with local survivors and members of the community. In a walk to end breast cancer at Washington Park, in Albany.

The event is from 10-12 p.m., Rain or shine, with online registration strongly encouraged. A survivor tent, food trucks, and various local vendors will be providing pink products for walkers.

The non-competitive walk will help fund future measures of breast cancer research programs. Participants can expect several new health and safety measures on-site to help protect the community, supporters, and staff.

In its 26th year, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in the Capital Region raised life-saving funds used in groundbreaking research, providing free – comprehensive information, early detection, and support to those touched by breast cancer.

According to ACS, In 2021, more than 281,500 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,600 will die from the disease this year. About 2,650 men are also expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, with 530 deaths.