CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 4,000 people took part in a cancer survivors’ celebration at Grant Park on Sunday.
The annual event is organized by Lurie Cancer Center and features a 5K run and a non-competitive walk along the lakefront.
The goal is to celebrate anyone who has survived or knows someone who has survived a battle with cancer.
“The walk brings attention to all cancers, and to survivors, and to those of us that continue the fight,” said Jeff Samuels, a leukemia survivor who walked with his family.
He said everyone is a cancer survivor in one way or another.
“Every one of us is affected by cancer. We’re either someone that has fought it, or beat it, or we know someone, or had a relative that fought cancer.