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Biloxi streets turn pink for Making Strides walk

KATE MAGANDY/SUN HERALDBiloxi cheerleaders cheer on participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as they begin the 5K walk at the Biloxi Town Green on Saturday morning.
KATE MAGANDY/SUN HERALDBiloxi cheerleaders cheer on participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as they begin the 5K walk at the Biloxi Town Green on Saturday morning.

BILOXI -- Teams such as the Rack Runners, the 50 Shades of Pink, Pink Ladies and Save Second Base gathered on the Biloxi Town Green just after dawn Saturday, dressed in their Saturday pink. They had all turned out for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk.

Walkers were dressed in every shade of pink, sporting tutus, boas, pink wigs, pink sunglasses, pink water bottles and lots of enthusiasm.

Men wore shirts that read, "I wear pink for my wife," and "Don't laugh, it's your girlfriend's shirt" to proclaim their support for the cause of raising money for breast cancer research.

More than 1,000 people turned out for the walk that started at the Town Green, cut over to Caillavet Street and headed north to the IP Casino, where walkers turned around and retraced their steps.

According to the Making Strides of Harrison -- Gulf Coast website, there were 188 teams and 958 participants who raised $29,800.80. The numbers do not reflect those who signed up at the event, nor did it include cash donations brought to registration.

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