Making Strides Conn. kicks off at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford – GNT NEWS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to promoting screening and prevention.

That message will be clear when Making Strides Connecticut kicks off in Hartford on Sunday. The annual Walk to End Breast Cancer is at Dunkin Donuts Park.

The stadium including the concourse and baseball diamond will be used for the event.

Event organizers say it’s more than a walk, but a movement with the goal of one day finding a cure.

The event brings together men, women and children – all touched by the disease in some way. Participants can walk as slow or as fast as they want and as many times as they want around the baseball diamond.

“It gets emotional because there are people there with t-shirts and they’re paying tribute to people who didn’t survive this disease and it’s so wonderful to see that, but very emotional and then you have people who beat it, who survived and you I’m rooting for them and there are cheerleaders with pink pompoms, the sea is pink, everyone wears pink,” said Roberta Tiska, a two-time breast cancer survivor.

Inspiring women like Tiska will be at the Making Strides for the Survivor Celebration at 10 a.m. Registration also starts at 10am. The opening ceremony starts at 11 a.m

GNT NEWS First Alert Meteorologist Bob Maxon will emcee the event.

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