5K fun runs raise awareness and funds for breast cancer

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"After that I became a true warrior and I share my story with just about everybody I meet", said Regina Smith, a breast cancer survivor.

Communications director Brian Ortner said the turnout every year amazes him. Her grandmother was a survivor for more than 40 years before she passed.

By 10 a.m. when the walk began, the Brickyard was bustling with people in pink.

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The park went pink Saturday morning. "Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk ensures no one faces breast cancer alone by bringing the community together, funding innovative breast cancer research, promoting education and risk reduction, and providing comprehensive patient support to those who need it most". "She wouldn't have died from a disease that was preventable", Shapiro said of her mother. Cheri Ambrose hopes to make contacts with Fijian male breast cancer survivors.

In 2009, Ms Ambrose discovered a close male friend was battling breast cancer.

"While I have never visited Fiji I certainly would be interested in coming to Fiji and supporting your breast cancer awareness campaign. Gwendolyn Goodine Proctor, this is for you because you fought a hard fight, but there's still a cure out there for somebody else", said Yvonne Goodine.

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