Saturday, she was wet and cold as, for the 19th time, she took part in the Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. The area around the Meyer Amphitheatre and Flagler Drive was the usual sea of pink, but many had hair matted down, umbrellas dripping from the ends, shoes soggy and squeaking, runners' placards misshapen around necks, hand towels soaked and useless.
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October unveils a brand new breast cancer LED ribbon — made of thousands of pink twinkling lights — two stories tall. Stop by the building and leave a donation for the Florida Breast Cancer Research Foundation and stick around for nightfall to see this display. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
But at the same time, we can all do something about it. Check out the amazing and inspiring photos. It's almost time to walk together and make a bigger impact on breast cancer. Purchase your outfit for your walk day and help raise money for Making Strides events around the country.
In the Palm Beaches, October promises many things: slightly cooler temps, tricks, treats and the soft start of season. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Palm Beach County offers several ways for locals to get involved, gain awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. Palm Beach County is home to two of these walks, both of which require little more than walking sneakers and a fundraising goal.
West Palm Beach, Fla. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. Thousands will join together to walk, race, or stand proud in the crowd to celebrate breast cancer survivors or remember those who have been lost.
They are young moms and doting grandmothers. Their careers span from a minister, to an FPL geologist, to an elementary school principal. They range in age from 35 to 66 years old.
All participants will be issued a tag and bib number. Failure to wear a tag during the event will disqualify the participant from being scored in the results. There is a 90 minute time limit to complete the race.
The money you raise at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events helps save lives from breast cancer. Asking all your friends and family to donate is the first step. But you and your team members can hold fundraisers like a bake sale, car wash, etc.