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In the Pink – AVON Walkers leave San Francisco July 9 2011

San Francisco- Pretty in pink….

Throw them kisses; honk your horn, wave in support as hundreds of local of men and women walk Saturday and Sunday to raise awareness about breast cancer.

They are the mothers, daughters, sisters, and cousins, fathers, brothers, uncles, sons and friends of those affected with breast cancer. Kudos to them – they walk the talk. You may see them gleefully crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, trudging through Marin County, over the hill from Mill Valley dropping down into Corte Madera – onward and upward.

Some are wearing pink shoes, you may see magenta tutus, and various shades of  pink shirts, skirts, pants, socks, bright pink bunny ears, hats, visors and a lot of sunscreen.

Bravo to those girls and boys- who hike and stroll and put one foot in front of the other for two very long days – up to 39 miles- to further breast cancer awareness The walkers – in the pink – walk up to 26.2 miles on Saturday and 13.1 miles on Sunday. Bravo!

Just the Facts

· Approximately 178,480 women and 2,030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year

· 40,460 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.

· There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. who have been treated for breast cancer

· Every 3 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer

Smile, throw kisses, applaud and wave heartily – show support for the dedicated friends and family who are making a difference.

We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by. Will Rogers

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.  Audrey Hepburn

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