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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Orlando

Join our Managing Editor, Jen Vargas, the American Cancer Society and a few thousand new friends as we walk through Downtown Orlando on Halloween morning! Register your team, your company or to volunteer your time/talents at www.orlandostrides.com!

Why do you walk? Maybe you walk in honor of a breast cancer survivor – the memory of their journey still fresh in your mind. Maybe you lost a loved one to breast cancer and you are walking in their memory. Maybe the memories of your own breast cancer experience motivate your efforts. Or maybe you walk to make sure no one ever has to hear the words “you have breast cancer.”

Whatever your motivation, when you join our family of supporters, you help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against breast cancer. Because of the dollars you raise and the steps you take, the American Cancer Society is able to help those touched by breast cancer in every community today and work to find cures to end the disease tomorrow.

Date: October 31, 2015
Event Time: 7 a.m. registration,  9 a.m. walk
Walk Length: 5K (3.1 miles)
Location: Lake Eola Park
Contact Us: Christy Clelland, Christy.Clelland@cancer.org
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2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando

Put on your pink, grab some friends and join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando Presented by Lexus of Orlando at Lake Eola on Saturday, October 25th, 2014! Over 50,000 attended last year’s walk and we’re expecting even more new friends in the fight this year! Interested in volunteering or starting a team? Register for FREE at www.orlandostrides.com! Are you a breast cancer Survivor? Please make sure to register before the walk so we can save a space for your in our Survivor VIP Tent! Many goodies and surprises await…

Make sure to Tweet, Instagram and Facebook your #StridesSelfie and share your experiences before, during and after the walk using hashtag #OrlandoStrides!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Orlando walk. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, 5K (3.1 mile) event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.

Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today at www.orlandostrides.com and let’s finish the fight against breast cancer.

Take a #StridesSelfie at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando!

We love selfies! We love seeing YOUR selfies!

If you’re walking in tomorrow’s HUGE Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando  walk in Downtown Orlando, we KNOW we’ll see thousands of them! Expected attendance will be – get this – *at least* 60,000 people. It will be a literal SEA OF PINK, all for a great cause! The buzz on their Yelp Orlando event page is…

Put on your pink, grab some friends and join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando Presented by Lexus of Orlando at Lake Eola on Saturday, October 25th, 2014! Over 50,000 attended last year’s walk and we’re expecting even more new friends in the fight this year! Interested in volunteering or starting a team? Register for FREE at www.orlandostrides.com! Are you a breast cancer Survivor? Please make sure to register before the walk so we can save a space for your in our Survivor VIP Tent! Many goodies and surprises await…

Make sure to TweetInstagram and Facebook your #StridesSelfie and share your experiences before, during and after the walk using hashtag #OrlandoStrides! 

Click HERE for Parking information. Click HERE for registration information

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: A little Twitter birdie told us Orlando Strides will attempt to take the Ultimate #StridesSelfie minutes before the walk begins at 9am. Will they be able to fit all 60,000 walkers in ONE PHOTO?! We’re not sure but we can’t wait to see them try!

Some of the MANY things happening at tomorrow’s MSABC walk:

  • Lake Eola’s Fountain will be PINK!
  • Free refreshments from Athena Water, Starbucks, FreshPoint Produce, Dole (no DoleWhips?!) and more
  • Full Sail will have their own endstage setup near the start line
  • Give ‘Til It Rocks will have some AMAZING talent playing live, sprinkled throughout the 5k walk
  • All breast cancer Survivors will have a special VIP tent sponsored by Morgan and Morgan with a great view
  • Vanessa Echols from Channel 9 WFTV and Dana Taylor from Mix 105.1 will emcee
  • Lexus of Orlando will have a PINK car (and a few others) on display
  • Look for the big Florida Blue tent for another selfie opportunity using the hashtag #HereFor___!
  • We’ve heard a rumor too that Orlando Solar Bears‘ Shades may attend… [Update: CONFIRMED RUMOR!!]
  • Strides is not a race but you can keep up with your walk on MapMyRun/MapMyFitness, RunKeeper and Endomondo

AFTER THE WALK: At Noon, Musician Keith Lay will present “Distance Music” at Lake Eola. His YouTube Channel explains ‘Distance Music’ as, “A new kind of musical experience that creates a sonic sculpture in a 23 acre lake. The audience to walks around it to view it with their ears. WIth 30 musicians, 14 boat people and 7 train horns!” Like Making Strides, this event is also FREE and (obviously) open to the public.

SAVE THE DATE for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando’s VIP Party on November 11th, from 6-8pm at Lexus of Orlando!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Orlando Kick-off Event (Seminole County)

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Without Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team leaders like you, the American Cancer Society’s life-saving work in the fight to end breast cancer would not be possible. That’s why we are inviting you to a special kickoff event to learn how you can help make this year’s walk the biggest ever.

We will be having 2 Kick-off Events this year:
August 21, 2014 at 6:00pm at Lexus of Orlando
September 4, 2014 at 6:00pm at Heathrow Country Club

Space is limited at both events and space will ONLY be reserved for those who are seriously interested in being a Team Leader for MSABC. So if you share in our passion to fight breast cancer, click on this URL and request your invitation to either one of these events today: http://bit.ly/1pxCOYB

We don’t have to tell you how important our fight against breast cancer is. So at our kickoff events, we will arm you with most amount of information and teach you how YOU will be able to help all of us fight against breast cancer.

Thank you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at one of our Kick-off Events!
Your MSABC of Metro Orlando Team

8th Annual Scooters For Hooters & 3rd Annual Ellen’s Walk With the Angels


http://www.scooters4hooters.com/

Scooters 4 Hooters is the signature FUNdraising event for Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation. This 22 mile, police escorted scooter ride and free celebration of life takes place annually at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. The day’s activities include great speakers, live music, food vendors, a silent auction, scooter raffles if you want a scooter yourself then For the best reviews of scooters and gear, I recommend going to https://myproscooter.com, and survivor tributes.

If you are interested in FUNdraising for this great event, CLICK HERE to create your customized fundraising page.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up here. To learn more about the event, visit our events page. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

http://libbyslegacy.donorpages.com/EllensWalk2014/

Ellen’s Walk with the Angels is a 4K (two lap) walk around Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, May 10, 2014 with a celebration of life following in conjunction with the 8th Annual Scooters 4 Hooters Breast Cancer Charity Ride & Music Fest.

Finding Dora Drawdy Fundraiser 2014

www.mountdoraevents.com

 

Who is the Dora in Mount Dora? No one really knows for sure. But because Mount Dora was named after the lake it sits beside, the search for Dora starts there. The most popular account has surveyors in the 1860s naming Lake Dora after Dora Ann Drawdy one of the area’s first settlers. But there’s a problem with this legend. An older document shows that the lake was first surveyed and named twenty years before Dora Drawdy (or any other woman for that matter) drove her pioneer wagon into the Central Florida wilderness. Even if the “real” Dora was merely a surveyor’s sweetheart left behind in Annapolis or Boston to sip her tea, it doesn’t matter. Mount Dorans see their Dora dipping her chapped fingers into the lake and trudging her boots across the town’s mighty hills. One look at Dora Ann Drawdy’s tint type photograph and there’s little doubt that this strong intelligent looking woman is Mount Dora’s namesake.

Tickets available at http://findingdoradrawdy.com/

Schedule of Activities:

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
“WINE ABOUT ART” silent Auction at the lobby of the lakeside inn

SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
11:00am to 2:00pm – STROLL DOWNTOWN (VOTE AT THIS TIME)

3:00 pm DORA DRAWDY CONTESTANT WALK ON RUNWAY

4:00pm to 6:00pm – “FASHION SHOW” FEATURING:

• THE SECRET GARDEN (Adult & Children’s fashions)
• THE RICH HIPPIE (Fun & Cool fashions)

6:30pm – “CROWNING THE 2014 DORA DRAWDY”

Orlando FoodTruck Rally for Life #1

 

Enjoy your favorite food truck vendors and “Rally for Life” in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hunter’s Creek.

Bring your friends and family to discover a new favorite fare among over 10 varieties of cuisine including Yum Yum Cupcake, Mi Casita, Local Yolk’l and more!

The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 – 9 p.m at the Colonial Promenade parking lot, 3972 Town Center Blvd, Orlando, 32837.

Meals vary from $6 – $10 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The American Cancer Society. Guests are suggested to bring a chair or blanket as we truck for a cure!

Share this event on Facebook –> https://www.facebook.com/events/491274744233551/

Please join us at Relay For Life of Hunter’s Creek November 10 & 11, 2012!

More Details

 

For more information, contact Allison Dogaer at 321-231-2297