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Fore Her set to host first Pink Walk at Destin Commons to benefit breast cancer patients


Fore Her, a local non-profit organization, has announced the addition of a new annual event to bring in funding for its mission of assisting local breast cancer patients. This new fundraiser, The Pink Walk, is set for Nov. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Destin Commons.

“Destin Commons is honored to be partnering with Fore Her on this inaugural Pink Walk,” said Heather Ruiz, the Senior Director of Marketing & Leasing for the Destin Commons. “Our goal is to generate continued awareness and raise much needed funding in support of our local women and their families during their greatest time of need. We look forward to walking with our community side by side in the fight against breast cancer.”

The half-mile walk around Destin Commons and after party is set to feature a DJ and photo booth from BBoy Productions, sweet treats from Kilwins, activities for children, an aerobics class by U.S. Fitness and much more, including inspirational words from local news channel WJHG’s Jessica Foster.

"As a breast cancer survivor myself, it is an honor to participate in an event that promotes awareness and helps raise money for other women undergoing treatment,” said Foster. “Breast cancer is not only a physical journey, but also an emotional one. Any help we can extend to those battling this disease is a worthwhile endeavor."

For 35 dollars, registered adult walkers will receive entry to the walk and after party, an official Pink Walk t-shirt, a swag bag and more. The race is 25 dollars for children ages five to 12, and children four and under are free. Until October 1, those who register early can receive five dollars off with the promo code, EARLYBIRD. Signs placed along the walk course to honor those who are battling or have lost their battle with breast cancer are also available for 50 dollars.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Fore Her, which provides financial assistance to local breast cancer patients.

“When someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, the financial burden is heavy,” said Walsh. “Which is why Fore Her steps in to carry some of the monetary weight and allow them to focus on their battle and getting better. As we help more women in our area, events like this become more and more vital to our mission.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, and to view or download the sponsorship package and learn more about the specific opportunities, visit www.foreher.org/pinkwalk.

For more information about the Pink Walk or to register, visit https://850tix.com/events/pink-walk.

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Fore Her is a 501(c)3 organization that was started in memory of Founder Amy Walsh’s mother and aunt, who both lost their battle with breast cancer. The Santa Rosa Beach based nonprofit works to financially assist local individuals battling breast cancer, allowing those battling to use the money in anyway they need--from paying the mortgage and utilities to taking a last vacation with their family.