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Updated: 08/13/2014 08:00:02AM

Making Strides Against Cancer kicks off

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PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Haines City breast cancer survivor Debbie Hancock talks about her “Debbie's Divas” team's successful fund-raising strategies at Thursday's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign kick off in Lakeland,

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk chairman Mark Stokes and co-chairwoman Dawn Stokes talk to prospective team leaders in Lakeland.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Breast cancer survivor Lisa Henderson of Polk City shares her survival story with prospective Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk team leaders at the kick-off in Lakeland.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

This year's Strides Against Breast Cancer walk kicked off Thursday at Paint Along Studios in downtown Lakeland where team leaders for the Oct. 25 walk were recruited.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Debbie McLean of WPCV Radio talks with the group of prospective fund-raising team leaders for this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 25 at Mosaic Park in Bartow.

By CATHY PALMER

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While the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk isn’t until Oct. 25, in Mosaic Park in Bartow, the American Cancer Society kicked off the campaign Thursday with a team leader meeting in Lakeland.

Debbie McLean of Hall Communications emceed the meeting and shared her own personal reasons for joining the fight against the disease that ravishes so many women. McLean told the sparse group that her mother was a 15-year breast cancer survivor and following that experience, she had dedicated herself to the cause.

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