Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk

By Adam Chick

September 30, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Making Strides breast cancer walk has raised over $460 million to battle breast cancer since 1993.

The walk is making its mark on Binghamton.

Over 6,000 supporters walked to beat breast cancer including those that have already survived the disease.

Last year's flood taking a huge toll on last year's fundraising goal.

"We did not raise our goal but we know that we served the community well by having this event because as you can see people love coming out for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk," said Joan Ticknor.

This year it's a different story.

Entire groups like Red and White Catering came out to show their support.

They got their inspiration to walk from some of their customers who had battled the disease.

"We have about 30 people walking today and we've raised over $2,500," said Joanne Klenovic.

"It's awesome to be part of it we wanted to contribute to something that was important like saving lives," said Klenovic.

It's especially important to the survivors.

They are doing whatever they can to stomp out the disease for good.

"It is very, very inspiring. We've made so much progress in the fight against breast cancer. But we still have much more that we have to do. The survival rates have just improved so significantly," said Diana Cahill.

Improved significantly thanks to research funded by events like this.

Organizers are estimating that Sunday's walk raised over $250,000.