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Power in Pink: Breast Cancer Remembrance Walk/5K

The Cedar City community came together on Oct. 14 to walk and run for breast cancer remembrance. The walk took place at West Canyon Park with the trail going up into the canyon. Participants either did a 5K run or a one mile walk.

Five year survivor Robin Brown founded the Remembrance Walk in 2012.

“The year after I went through treatment I wanted to start something for our local ladies, and all the money that is raised stays here in this area,” she said. ”When I take the money and the gift box that is donated to the ladies currently going through treatement, it makes them feel really good.”

There were approximately 75 people who showed up for the event, with about half of them breast cancer survivors. Among them was Natalie Pugh and her 10 year old daughter Alicia.

“We came out today because it’s a good cause and we enjoy doing 5Ks,” Pugh said. “But we like to do the ones that are for a good cause. Also, I work with Robin Brown and she is my daughter’s teacher this year at school.”

Ana and Lupe Hernandez, Cedar City locals, also came out to walk for breast cancer.

“This is our second year here,” Ana Hernandez said. “We come on behalf of our sister-in-law who passed away from breast cancer. We like coming out because it’s like a big support group and its for a good cause.”

Community members pinned on their bibs and signed cards for women who are currently going through treatment. Before the 5K/Walk began, a girl from the audience sang the song “Rise Up” by Andra Days.

Oscar Fakahua,the music DJ for the event, was asked to share a few words. “We get broken down so we can get back up and be better,” Fakahua said. “So hang tight because what we have is each other.”

Power in Pink Breast Cancer Remembrance takes place every year in October. For more information visit www.active.com

Story By
Cassidy Harmon
reporter2@suunews.com

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