ABC11 Eyewitness News to Participate in 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 6

Meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker Will Emcee Event and Lead ABC11’s Participating Team.

Raleigh, NC, September 26, 2012 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that it will participate in the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 6. Meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker will help emcee the event and will lead the ABC11 team of participants. The event, which supports the American Cancer Society, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at North Hills Mall located at 110 Main Street in Raleigh. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive 5k walk in which community members unite to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about prevention, and raise money for research and patient services. Since 1993, eight million participants from across the United States have raised more than $460 million for the American Cancer Society at Making Strides events.

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“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a truly wonderful event and we are honored to participate,” said Caroline Welch, general manager for ABC11 Eyewitness News. “We look forward to joining forces with the community as we walk together to support breast cancer research and services, and honor survivors. Cancer affects every one of us in some way and we are proud to be a part of a community that is so committed to joining the fight to put an end to this disease.”

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