What a Great Bra

Miami residents to put on pink bras to fight breast cancer

Thousands of Miami residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members will join together and put on their pink bras at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease. The event will take place on Sunday, October 9 at the Shops of Midtown Miami at 3201 North Miami Avenue. Registration will open at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9 a.m.

This noncompetitive, fundraising event will unite the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educate men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease.

Participants will need more than sneakers for this year’s walk, as they are encouraged to “Put On Your Pink Bra.” The“Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign empowers walkers to wear pink bras in support of the fight against breast cancer. All across the state, walkers will sport pink bras to represent a personal breast cancer journey, or the journey of a survivor they know.

“When you ‘Put On Your Pink Bra,’ you are symbolizing the personal nature of the fight against breast cancer,” said event chairperson, Claudia Puig. “Participants decorate, bedazzle and bejewel pink bras that tell their individual stories. The range of bras donning lace, glitter, flowers, feathers, jewels and other embellishments is as unique as each Floridian’s battle with this disease.”

This year’s inaugural “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign is a part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Money raised through these events funds breast cancer research, provides up-to-date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screening and treatments – regardless of income – and provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

For more information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Miami, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.putonyourpinkbra.com.

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