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Sep 29 2011

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Walk for Women slated this weekend

 

Walk for Women

A scene from last year's Walk for Women on South Padre Island is shown. (Courtesy photo)

 

By SCARLET O’ROURKE
South Padre Parade
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Walk for Women logoThe annual South Padre Island Walk for Women is in full swing for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

According to Margie Swartz, a spokesperson for the event, their mission is to raise money for local women battling breast cancer as well as bring awareness to the community.

Women who have suffered and made it through the ordeal share their stories with those who attend, proving that, if caught early, the survival rate is high.

There are a number of events designed to deliver a high impact on the community and raise the needed funds to help women who are stricken with the cancer, as well as their families.

The event starts off on Friday, Sept. 30 with “Double Down for the Cause” Casino Night. It will take place at Louie’s Backyard from 7-11 p.m. Registration for the Walk for Women Bay Fishing Tournament will also be at Louie’s Backyard from 6-8 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Walk for Women Bay Fishing Tournament is scheduled. The weigh-in starts at 11:30 a.m. at Louie’s Backyard.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, A Day of Breast Cancer Awareness will take place at the South Padre Convention Centre. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

For more information, visit http://spiwalkforwomen.org/.

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