VIDEO: American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk Has Huge Turnout

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ABOVE VIDEO: The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera and on hand to participate in Opening Ceremonies was seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. And, what a turnout there was!

This event is billed as Brevard County’s largest outdoor fundraiser, and it certainly looked like it.

Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer.

The weather was absolutely perfect for an early morning walk; a little brisk, but not too chilly. Registration started at 7 a.m., Opening Ceremonies began at 8 a.m., and the first of many participants walked through the “start” balloon at 9 a.m.

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera and on hand to participate in Opening Ceremonies was seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard. (Steve Wilson image)

On hand to participate in Opening Ceremonies was seven-time Olympic medalist (two gold, four silver, one bronze) Amanda Beard.

Beard is most remembered for winning the 200 meter breaststroke as a 14-year old in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and standing on the podium clutching her teddy bear, “Harold.”

The enthusiastic Beard pumped up the crowd with her high energy. Also during Opening Ceremonies, survivors gave emotional testimonies, dance troupes participated, and a “wildest costume” contest took place.

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At 9 a.m., individuals, teams, and anyone that wanted to participate, started walking south on Stadium Parkway. There was pink as far as the eye could see!

Multiple sponsors helped make this year’s event a resounding success.

According to Event Community Manager Michelle Oesterle, “money raised will go to breast cancer research, and programs such as Road To Recovery, Look Good Feel Better, and our Hope Lodges.

SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW:

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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Greg and Katie Pallone were among the participants at the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” that took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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Steve Wilson and Amanda Beard were among the supporters at the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” that took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, right, was among the supporters at the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” that took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)

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The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk” took place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Approximately 10,000 survivors, supporters, and others, decked out in pink, participated in the 5K walk to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. (Steve Wilson image)


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