Pink ribbons and banners bearing the image of the former N.C. State women's basketball coach adorned Hillsborough Street. Crowds of pink-clad walkers could be seen passing through historic N.C. State landmarks including the bell tower and Reynolds Coliseum.
"She would be so proud to see so many people out her today supporting the cause and raising funds for cancer research," Sue Donohoe, Executive Director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund said.
Yow died in 2009 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Saturday's walk raised money for the N.C. State Hoops For Hope fund.
"Really at the end of the day it's all about the survivors. This is about Kay Yow and really celebrating her legacy," event organizer Jesica Averhart said.
The tribute to Yow will continue Sunday when Scotty McCreery sings the National Anthem at the seventh annual Hoops For Hope game. The N.C. State women's basketball team will take on Wake Forest in front of a sold out crowd at 5 p.m.