Thousands step off in Avon breast cancer walk

June 4, 2011 8:51:17 AM PDT
Thousands joined in the Avon Walk to help in the fight against breast cancer at Soldier Field Saturday.

The opening ceremony began at 6:30 a.m.

Participants were set to walk up to 26.2 miles Saturday and 13.1 miles Sunday along Chicago's lakefront and through neighborhoods.

The closing ceremony was scheduled at Soldier Field Sunday.

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