‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Orchard Beach

Participants of the walk.
Photo by Jewel Webber

Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, along with corporate and community members united to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone at the 16th annual American Cancer Society’s ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ three-mile walk on Sunday, October 20 at Orchard Beach. The event raised awareness and funding for the ACS, supporting breast cancer research and free patient service programs such as transportation to treatment, lodging during treatment and a 24/7/365 cancer information hotline. The annual event also featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and a Survivor Village, where cancer survivors enjoyed free activities and giveaways. Photos by Silvio Pacifico

Archcare cancer survivors and employees.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The I.S. 339 cheerleaders.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Team ‘Pink Iris’.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Cancer survivors Michelle and Lydia Arce (c) with family members and friends.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Fellow union members with Transportation Workers Union Local 100 president Tony Utano as he prepares to cut the ribbon to officially begin the walk.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The ‘La Salsa’ dancers.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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