Pink Bras To Fight Breast Cancer

An approximate of 3,800 people took part in the third annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in late October at Silver Springs. And a lot of participants embraced the American Cancer Society’s new theme entitled “Put on Your Pink Bra.”

The “sea of pink” incorporated a range of people from walkers and runners, to numerous generations, from great-grandmothers to a 3-month-old baby, wearing their pink bras. Even some men wore bras decorated in manly fashions; a keepsake that women aren’t the only ones affected by the disease, said Diana Schwartz, community spokesperson of the non-profit’s Marion Unit.

Schwartz said that it was thrilling to see the community band together in their pink bras and support local breast cancer patients and their families.

She also said that the pink bra campaign, with the pink bra representing as the armor against breast cancer, was very well received, and the American Cancer Society plans to continue the theme in the near future.

They were very fortunate to have an absolutely gorgeous day that day, she alleged, saying the event began, as always, with a VIP breakfast honoring 185 breast cancer survivors from Marion County. Who are, of course, the reason that they stride.

The day’s celebrations included an intriguing living statue, a kid’s area sponsored by the College of Central Florida and Zumba warm-ups just previous to the non-competitive 3.2-mile walk all the way through the picturesque Silver Springs. Walkers even passed the park’s curious giraffes.

Admittance was free, but contributions of all amounts were welcomed, with takings going toward programs and services for breast cancer patients.

Schwartz said they don’t turn patients away and noting some funding will be used for transportation or lodging for breast cancer patients who cannot otherwise afford them to receive treatments.

A lot of of the 108 teams participating in Making Strides started their fundraising efforts way before the event happening. Rockin Racks, a 100-plus-member team from Telecom Service Bureau, held bake sales, carnivals, and other fundraisers months before to the walk. They raised about $26,000, which is the most ever by a team.

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January 9, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Large Bras, Lingerie.

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