2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sarasota/Manatee, FL
“Ride2gether Stride2gether” is one of the slogans for this year’s American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sarasota-Manatee 10th Anniversary Event to be held Saturday, October 23rd at the Sarasota Polo Club. This non-competitive 5k (3.1 miles) walk is the area’s largest event, bringing in over 8,000 walkers and raising $385,000.00 in 2009 for American Cancer Society’s local programs and breast cancer research. And with the excitement and momentum created by chairs Bambi Famous Kaine and Amy Tuten, along with participating fundraising teams, they plan for the event to grow to 10,000 walkers this year!
This popular event is an opportunity for locals to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end breast cancer. As stated on the event’s website, this event is “a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.”
Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors
This event makes a special effort to honor survivors who attend the walk. For starters, each survivor is presented with a special Survivor t-shirt and a gift bag filled with items donated by local businesses. Survivors are encouraged to gather at 8:30 am prior to the walk to be a part of the event’s Survivor Group Photo. As honored guests, survivors lead the walk for this event beginning at 9 am. All Survivors and a guest are invited to attend a Survivor’s Brunch in their honor following the walk. This year’s brunch is hosted by Sarasota Baptist Church at which L. Kids and L. Boutique will present a fashion show modeled by breast cancer survivors, survivor’s children and grandchildren.
SIGN UP to walk in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sarasota/Manatee 2010 Event and help to create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Register online at the website or click here. And Remember to “Ride2gether Stride2gether” to make a difference with 10,000 walkers.
2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
of Sarasota/Manatee, FL
5K Walk, 3.1 Miles
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sarasota Polo Club
8201 Polo Club Lane
Sarasota, FL 34240
Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Survivor Group photo shoot at 8:30 AM
Walk starts at 9 AM