ST. LOUIS – The 14th Annual Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walking Parade brought big crowds to downtown Saint Louis on Saturday. This event is both a celebration of life and an opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer in the community.

The day started with a PEP rally at 8 a.m. to warm up before the walk. Breast cancer survivors and supporters came together to participate in the walk, concluding with a celebratory parade.

Sister Strut also sheds light on how breast cancer impacts the black community. Over the past two decades, despite a decrease in mortality rates, there has been a noticeable increase in breast cancer cases among black women and men.