Monday, October 13, 2008

Women Supporting Women Walk for Awareness

Saturday morning’s air held just a little fog and wee chill in Winterplace Park but the sun soon burned it off and some perfect fall weather shone through. Over 700 people gathered there to participate in the 7th annual Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness help by the local Women Supporting Women organization. Dozens of vendors supporting the cause were also on hand. First order of the day was registration and team photos and I have to say there were some very enthusiastic folks on hand ready to walk for the cause.

The opening ceremonies took place around 9:30 with the National Anthem and a release of white doves to remember those unable to be there that day and at 10:00 o’clock a sea of blue and pink began the 3-mile walk along a woodland path.

Many of the walkers were took advantage of being accompanied by their K-9 buddies and each of them received a very classy pink doggie bandanna to show their support for the cause.
Shown here is "Heinz" proudly sporting his bandanna and making new friends with everyone. Heinz is owned by Debbie Harris.

The entry fee for the walk included lunch for the participants and as the walk commenced employees of the "Texas Roadhouse" were busy preparing dogs and burgers.
Other sponsors for the days events were Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Hills Home Health, Smullen's Towing Service, Herls Bath and Tile and many, many more too numerous to mention.
Do you need to know more about Women Supporting Women or know someone that does? Click on the title of this post and it will forward you to their website for all the info you need and who to contact for help. Remember--all funds raised by these events stay right here on the Eastern Shore helping local folks.

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