The American Cancer Society and Avon partnered to bring the Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to Millcreek Mall. The walk aimed to unite the community, honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness.

It also raised funds for breast cancer research, providing education and guidance on how to reduce risk of getting breast cancer, and offering support to patients who need it most. Last year's walk in Erie County raised about $89,000 and walkers this year hoped to raise even more on Friday night.

Since 1993, more than 14 million supporters have raised over $870 million for the American Cancer Society across the nation.