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Updated: 10/22/2013 03:58:00PM

All about the survivors

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PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

American Cancer Society spokesman Janice Perkins talks about the Saturday Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Mosaic Park in Bartow.

PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

Breast cancer survivors Judy Gaschler of Auburndale and Sue Femska of Lakeland finished the 5K walk arm in arm.

PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

Showing off their pink jeweled bras were Jamie Newsome, Krystal Marshall and Nikki Richardson, all of Lakeland and members of the Everyday Angels team.

PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

Clad in their pink tutus, the Bond Clinic of Winter Haven's Pink for Patients team, celebrated their walk on Saturday.

PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

The first runner to complete the 5K on Saturday Dejanae Hamilton of Lake Wales celebrated with breast cancer survivor Beverly Long of Auburndale and the Warrior Woman, Dr. Elisabeth Dupont just inside the pink balloon arch at Mosaic Park in Bartow.

PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER

Bartow firefighter Mike Hancock was the welcoming committee at Saturday's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Mosaic Park, giving out high-fives to all those crossing the finish line. For more on this annual walk, see Page 6.

By CATHY PALMER

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More than 2,000 men,women and children along with a few costumed pets took to Bartow streets Saturday to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Mosaic Park drew 100 breast cancer survivors and 95 walking teams who committed to donate funds raised to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer fund.

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