"Broadwalk on the Boardwalk" Raises Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted: Apr 15, 2018 10:06 PM
By Nicole Edenedo
(REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.) - Hundreds of women donning pink from head to toe gathered in Rehoboth Beach Sunday morning to support a good cause.
Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, a walk for breast cancer awareness, kicked off at CAMP Rehoboth as part of the organization's annual Women's Fest weekend.
"Women's Fest is a CAMP Rehoboth event that started about 20 years ago to celebrate the beauty and the spirit of women," said Chris Beagle, president of the organization. "Today's event is also in honor of those from breast cancer and other forms of cancer that have been lost."
Women's Fest attracts thousands from all over the region to Rehoboth Beach every year to support the LGBTQ community.
"I really like the way it energizes Rehoboth and it really infuses the area with a lot of women power and I think that's really important right now," said Misty Letts, an event volunteer.
"I think it's really great to make people aware that women are like these really viable, strong presence in this country. And we have things to offer, things to say and people need to wake up and pay attention to that."
This year's Broadwalk has an even deeper meaning as the community mourns the loss of local LGBTQ pioneer and CAMP Rehoboth co-founder Steve Elkins, who lost his battle with lymphoma last month.
"Steve Elkins was one of our biggest fans and he was always here with his big pink boa. We have a picture of him over there. And a lot of the women you'll see are wearing patches that say I walk for Steve. So we're all remembering Steve today," said founder of the event Kathy Wiz as she fought back tears.
Woman or not, this year's Broadwalk was all about supporting survivors and remembering those who are deeply missed.