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The Pink Walk

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Walking for a good cause

If you happened to be near the Ángel de la Independencia on Sunday morning, you would have seen that Paseo de la Reforma had turned pink with thousands of runners and walkers taking part in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Balloons, roses, medals, T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, trainers, signs and cute doggy jumpers all matched perfectly in a whole range of shades of pink.

The 10-km race and 5-km walk both began at the Glorieta de la Diana Cazadora at 8.30 am as thousands of pink balloons were released into the crisp cool morning air. Fifteen thousand women, girls and some men (and a few dogs) completed the course to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness in Mexico... and it was a real fiesta de color rosa. What better way to spend an early Sunday morning than raising money for a worthy cause in the company of a crowd of walking compañeros and in honour of all those we know who are or have been fighting breast cancer.

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Pink balloons waiting to be released into the air

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A common colour and a common cause

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Some babies came along too, suitably dressed

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Raring to go

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Thousands of balloons soar upward

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Furry, four-legged friends joined us too

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Off on our way down towards the Auditorio Nacional

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Some energetic ballarinas in front of us

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Runners and walkers on both sides of Reforma

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Some had a quick stop to take their photos at the Wings

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Running with music

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A beautiful black dog accompanying her owner

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One of the signs being carried

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Some people were on their way back while others were still going

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Beautiful flower beds along Reforma

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On the way back towards the Ángel de la Independencia

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Pink below, green above

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The runners coming out of Chapultepec Park, nearing the end

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Crowd arriving back at the Glorieta a la Diana

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A wayside cheerer

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Arriving at the finish

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Participants with the Torre Mayor behind

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Giving medals to all who took part

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Looking down towards the Ángel

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A pink crowd around the Monument

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It was a beautiful day for the walk/run

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Walkers having some well-earned breakfast

Posted by margaretm 04:52 Archived in Mexico Tagged walk pink events mexico_city avon paseo_de_la_reforma

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