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The fundraising walk took place at Bayfront Park Saturday morning and kicked off at 8:30 a.m.

The event honored breast cancer survivors in the area.

"Knowing there are so many women here who have survived breast cancer and are able to celebrate every year, which is a blessing, so it's now my blessing as well", said Anthy Semesthias, who is a surgeon and breast cancer survivor.

Male Breast Cancer Coalition now include men affected in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada Bangladesh and the US. Wilkerson's mother is also a survivor.

Paxton's mother is a breast cancer survivor, so the annual Flamingo Fest means a lot to her.

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"We just need more visibility and by us gentleman, the deacons, doing this it has to draw attention to the situation that so many Americans are in this dire needs of this", said John Lloyd, who was walking for friends. "And it's just a blessing to be a family and United in Pink is a family and so this just represents that".

"It's a sisterhood, and it feels great to not be alone", breast cancer survivor April Faulise said. "People enjoy supporting breast cancer treatment here and they appreciate that all of the funds stay local".

And coming together is what it's all about.

The money raised stays in the community, benefiting the RMH Foundation to make mammograms more affordable.

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