PALMDALE – Marie Kerr Park and the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 W. Rancho Vista Blvd., will be bustling with activity this Saturday, Oct. 17, with two fun events for good causes.
Kicking things off will be the third annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K noncompetitive walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; an opening ceremony honoring breast cancer survivors will be held at 7:45 a.m.; and the walk will start at 8 a.m.
“The event will take place rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately,” stated Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Annie M. Pagliaro. “The walk is not a race, and walkers do not need to complete the entire walk if unable. Upon finishing the walk, the grass area will be open for entertainment, refreshments and snacks.”
A merchandise tent will be open beginning at 7 a.m., stocked with Making Strides apparel, a limited number of event T-shirts and other items.
The walk is being held in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society is inviting the Antelope Valley community to join hundreds of walkers for the national crusade to raise awareness and funds to fight against breast cancer.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society or how to form a team for the Palmdale event, contact Ima Moore at 661-305-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/antelopevalley.
Free Adoption Fair, Pet Food Drive
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Marie Kerr Park, there will be a Free Adoption Fair and Pet Food Drive hosted by Assemblyman Tom Lackey.
Many great pets in need of a good home will be available for adoption. A collection for donated canned pet food to help local shelters will also be part of the event.
For more information about the Free Adoption Fair and Pet Food Drive, contact 661-267-7636.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]