About 60,000 people took part in this weekends Making Strides at Jones Beach Walk.
The American Cancer Society event raised more than $3.1 million to fight breast cancer.
Among those who took part in the walk was Mary Anderson, a meat cutter at the Wantagh King Kullen, whose 82-year-old aunt is a 30-year cancer survivor. Another of her aunts had a double mastectomy.
But Anderson, a member of UFCW Local 342, who helped raise $7,000 selling food and T-shirts said that anyone can get the disease.
"This is not just something that affects women,” she said. “Men are affected by this terrible disease, too.”
Earlier this month, more than 7,500 residents took park in the annual pancreatic Cancer research walk. Massapequa resident Elizabeth Tarpinian was among those who took part in the event which was underwritten by Cablevision.