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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2014

Some of Team Pink Golden Eagles pose before the walk

Download the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer flyer.

The Gulf Park Campus turns PINK each October to raise awareness and join the American Cancer Society’s yearly efforts in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.”

This October 18, the Pink Golden Eagles will once again gather at the Biloxi Town Green to do their part to fight breast cancer. Registration begins at 8 a.m. that morning with the walk kicking off at 9 a.m. The team is scheduled to meet by the Shoe Fly (tree with wooden decking toward the northeast corner of the square).

Numerous activities are taking place throughout September and October in preparation for the big walk:

  • T-Shirt Sales: get your shirt before Oct. 1 from any Pink Golden Eagle Team member (listed below). Short sleeve shirts are $15 and long sleeve shirts are $20, cash only.
  • Cake Walk Kick-Off: Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Rotunda, $1 per "cake walk."
  • Student Sponsored Bake Sale: Monday Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Rotunda; Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center Rotunda; and Thursday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Science Building.
  • Lunch and Learn: "Breast Cancer: Reducing Your Risk," by Emily Bes, MPH, CHES, on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Fleming Education Center Room 101.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event to fight breast cancer. It is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness and fund the fight to end the disease. It’s a way to raise money to help the ACS continue to do the most for people facing breast cancer, providing free information and services when and where they need it. It’s a journey to end breast cancer that starts with a single step.