Dozens gather to support and honor breast cancer survivors and those with breast cancer.
Dressed in a pink tutu and pink tank top, Del Webb's Debbie Stoner walked alongside her friend, Lindy Foster, who lives in Esplanade, during Del Webb Women's Club second annual Breast Cancer Walkathon Oct. 2.
Stoner and Foster wanted to support people with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and those who died due to breast cancer.
"I love the camaraderie among the women," Stoner said. "It's girls supporting girls."
About 285 people participated in the walkathon by walking a mile to 3 miles Oct. 1-3. The event was spread over three days to limit crowds as a COVID-19 safety precaution.
The women's club raised more than $18,574 for the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation.
Ellen Lotz, the president of the women's club, said it was great to see so many people coming together for the walk to support a worthwhile cause.
"I learned recently that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life, so it touches every family in some way, shape or form," Lotz said.
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