Tallahassee, FL-October 21, 2012
Thousands of people laced up their sneakers for a good cause.
Men, women and children of all ages put on their pink bras Sunday and headed to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk.
The annual event by the American Cancer Society raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
The pink bra symbolizes a walker's personal breast cancer journey or the journey of someone they know.
"The 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 'Put on Your Pink Bra Leon', is all about our survivors," said Colette Washington, income vice chair for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. "It's about bringing awareness to our community about breast cancer and finding a cure, more importantly."
"I had my first diagnosis in 2008 and made it through," said Anna Morales-Black, a Tallahassee resident and breast cancer patient. "My hair grew back. I was bald, it grew back and ta-da," she said, as she removed a hat to show her currently bald head. "But, I'm good. I'm making it through it again. I have one more chemotherapy treatment to go and I'm excited!"
Organizers say this year, more than 10,000 people participated in the event.