By Tiana Valentin and Mai Son
On Saturday October 25th, 2014 Lake Eola held the annual Breast Cancer Walk: Making Strides 5K. The walk began at 9 a.m. as their were 1,115 teams and 9,383 participants who took part in the walk. They raised a total of $721, 836.73 in donations to help the American Cancer Society fight the diseases with breast cancer research.
Making Strides is held every year at Lake Eola in the month of October to unite the community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we as a community can do to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and raise money for the research to fight against breast cancer. The walk is such an amazing experience for the community to fight and rally against breast cancer and it is a lifetime change for those facing breast cancer and their families.
The walk was a huge success as everyone had a great time and the volunteers were awesome, cheering on the walkers and handing out water. We both have been participating in the Making Strides walk for a few years and it just keeps on getting bigger and better each year. Each year there are more pink wigs, pink tutu’s, and pink bras. Every inch of the streets of Downtown Orlando are filled with pink as the community of Orlando is spreading awareness of breast cancer.
Photos taken by: Mai Son