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Instead of Boca’s 20th annual walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is moving to a survivors’ car parade on Facebook live Oct. 31 from Boca Raton Innovation Campus, the American Cancer Society just announced.

The virtual kickoff is 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27, also on Facebook @MSABCSouthPalm. The kickoff will feature survivors, medical speakers and entertainment. “That a time for us to get people motivated, inspired and register their teams,” said Linda Spielmann, southeast regional philanthropy director.

The main event at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 will have a caravan of survivors in decorated vehicles with live entertainment that starts at 9:30 a.m.

Raising money for research and treatment is always the goal. “Every dollar matters. You can still donate how you’ve always donated; donate to a team or to an individual. The only difference this year is, we will not gather with 15,000 of our closest friends,” said Julia Aquino-Serrano, who also chaired the walk last year, is a survivor and lost her sister to breast cancer. “Part of our new conversations with teams will be urging them to have watch parties. Or even if they walk in their neighborhood to do it together.

“The day of, we want donations. But that day is about celebrating survivors, honoring those we lost and learning more about what we can do.” she added.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s South Palm web site is up and running for donations and signups now and will remain up long after the event, Spielmann said.

http://makingstrideswalk.org/southpalmbeachfl

“We can’t and won’t allow progress to be put on hold because of COVID-19. At risk are more and better treatments and discoveries that will improve and save lives,” said Arleen Uria Speed, ACS region executive director. “We are fortunate to have an incredibly passionate army of volunteers and participants who have taken on the challenge and are exploring innovative ways to move these events to the virtual world to keep the fundraising going.”

By Marci Shatzman

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