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PHOTOS: 5,000 Gather for Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

  • Marnie Verville, 85, of Concord, high-fives Concord girl scout Abby Shagena, 10, near the finish line at Memorial Field. Verville has been a breast cancer survivor for two years, but has been walking annually for six years. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Marnie Verville, 85, of Concord, high-fives Concord girl scout Abby Shagena, 10, near the finish line at Memorial Field. Verville has been a breast cancer survivor for two years, but has been walking annually for six years. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Team signs organize the staging area before the start of the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Team signs organize the staging area before the start of the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Debby Bowles of Loudon, a breast cancer survivor for five years, stands with other survivors before the start of the walk. "I'm a survivor but I walk for my mother," said Bowles, whose mother Alma Bowles passed away from breast cancer in 2003. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Debby Bowles of Loudon, a breast cancer survivor for five years, stands with other survivors before the start of the walk. "I'm a survivor but I walk for my mother," said Bowles, whose mother Alma Bowles passed away from breast cancer in 2003. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Survivors wait for a procession preceding the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Survivors wait for a procession preceding the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • A procession of survivors precedes the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    A procession of survivors precedes the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Grace Thompson, standing on the shoulders of her father Gary Thompson, sings along to music playing in the staging area. Thompson's mother Janna has been a cancer survivor for over a year. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Grace Thompson, standing on the shoulders of her father Gary Thompson, sings along to music playing in the staging area. Thompson's mother Janna has been a cancer survivor for over a year. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Margaret Dinger, a breast cancer survivor for ten years, greets walkers near the finish line. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Margaret Dinger, a breast cancer survivor for ten years, greets walkers near the finish line. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • The walk returns to South Fruit Street near Memorial Field in Concord. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    The walk returns to South Fruit Street near Memorial Field in Concord. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Marnie Verville, 85, of Concord, high-fives Concord girl scout Abby Shagena, 10, near the finish line at Memorial Field. Verville has been a breast cancer survivor for two years, but has been walking annually for six years. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Team signs organize the staging area before the start of the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Debby Bowles of Loudon, a breast cancer survivor for five years, stands with other survivors before the start of the walk. "I'm a survivor but I walk for my mother," said Bowles, whose mother Alma Bowles passed away from breast cancer in 2003. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Survivors wait for a procession preceding the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • A procession of survivors precedes the walk. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Grace Thompson, standing on the shoulders of her father Gary Thompson, sings along to music playing in the staging area. Thompson's mother Janna has been a cancer survivor for over a year. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Margaret Dinger, a breast cancer survivor for ten years, greets walkers near the finish line. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • The walk returns to South Fruit Street near Memorial Field in Concord. Over 5,000 participants walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Concord on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

Over 5,000 participants, including survivors of breast cancer and their supporters, walked 2.5 and 5-mile routes starting at Memorial Field in Concord during Making Strides Against Breast Cancer yesterday. The event raised $588,567 for the American Cancer Society, according to publicity co-director Kimberly Laro.

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