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**UPDATE: DPR to Kick off 8th Annual Ward 8 Breast Cancer Walk

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Event Begins at Bald Eagle Recreation Center and Concludes at Barry Farm Recreation Center

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: 
Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that the 8th Annual Ward 8 Breast Cancer Walk: Reflections of Pink scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 will begin at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street, SW) and conclude at the Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road, SE). The event features special guest speakers, mammogram demonstrations, giveaways and much more.

Since 2008, to commemorate breast cancer awareness month, DPR’s recreation centers in Ward 8 have come together with community members, friends and family to bring awareness to breast cancer.  The event celebrates the courage, faith, strength and fun spirit of former DPR employee Ms. Diane Bushrod, who died from breast cancer in 2006. Ms. Bushrod, worked at Barry Farm Recreation Center, was a Ward 8 resident, native Washingtonian and an athlete.

“African-American women have the highest breast cancer mortality overall,” said DPR’s director Keith A. Anderson. “I commend the DPR staff and community members who continue to bring awareness to breast cancer by recognizing survivors and those walking in honor of their loved ones.”

DPR is seeking volunteers to assist with the event. For more information please visit 8th Annual Ward 8 Breast Cancer Walk: Reflections of Pink

What: 8th Annual Ward 8 Breast Cancer Walk: Reflections of Pink

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Where: Walk begins at Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street, SW) and ends at the Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road, SE)

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 am and the walk will begin at 9:30 am.

Wellness and fun fair is from 11 am to 2 pm at Barry Farm Recreation Center


About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.