Walking in heels and fighting breast cancer in Hallandale Beach (includes video story)

On Saturday people crossed a finish line while wearing stiletto heels in Hallandale Beach. It was part of an annual breast cancer awareness walk.

The walk honored breast cancer survivors, those currently fighting, and those who lost their life to the disease. Walking in stilettos is a symbol of embracing womanhood and the fight against breast cancer.

The walk was followed by a women’s cancer event in which survivors told stories and breast cancer education was shared.

“I also encourage people to talk more about it so we can desensitize the myth that it’s a terrible disease,” said Marian McCann Colliee, a cancer survivor and retired director of Hepburn Center, a Hallandale Beach social service agency. “We want to make sure that we can lessen the number by putting the information out there.”

All proceeds will go towards cancer survivors, women affected by the disease and Gilda’s Club, a cancer support program for families who have been affected by cancer.

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