Breast Cancer Awareness: Pink Healing in Miami Gardens

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The city rallies for the cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The City of Miami Gardens kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past weekend with the Paint the City Pink Walk and Health Resource Fair. With over 250 walkers, the Pink Walk was a joyous success, with moving stories of strength, love, remembrance and community.

The march was led by Grand Marshall Tyga B., a young woman who at the age of 25 was diagnosed with breast cancer. She, her mom and a ton of supporters turned out early Saturday morning to bring awareness to this disease and to let young women of color know that you no longer have to die from breast cancer.

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Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson led the charge for the City. Her belief is that women must be armed with information because “when we know better, we do better.”

Event-goers were able to write messages to loved ones on the pink wall at the Spirit of Christ Church, and take photos with the Miami Heat Cheerleaders, who also came out to support the walk and most importantly the cause.

The walk was led by the Paint the City Pink car, along with a junkanoo band, who helped walkers get in a positive frame of mind. From babies to seniors, the faces of the walk mirrored the faces of cancer. There were survivors, caregivers and family members representing others who had unfortunately lost their battle to breast cancer.

This weekend, The City of Miami Gardens will also get set to celebrate survivors with a very personal Survivor’s Retreat. Survivors will be pampered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with manicures, makeovers, and massages provided by Beauty Schools of America.

The following weekend on Sunday, October 18th, Paint the City Pink continues with the Pink Tea. Staying true to a formal tea, ladies will don hats and will be served tea sandwiches, salads, macaroons – and of course, tea. If an organization or individual would like to participate, visit www.paint-the-city-pink-tea-tickets.eventbrite.com.

Closing out the Paint the City Pink month will be Zoe’s Dolls present the Living Doll Experience. To find out more about Zoe’s Dolls, visit www.zoesdolls.com.

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