Let the 'Heeling' Begin—Racing through Solomons

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Let the 'Heeling' Begin—Racing through Solomons

Solomons, MD - 4/6/2013

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By Marty Madden

“It hurts,” said one pink leotard-clad male walker. “Walk a mile in my shoes!”

Several dozen men—dubbed “Heroes in Heels”—participated in a brief jaunt on Solomons Island Saturday, April 6.

According to Charlene Lankford, one of the three co-hosts for the event, participants paid $50 a piece with all the proceeds going to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

The parade of pink started at Solomons Pier and proceeded northward on the riverfront boardwalk to Stoney’s Kingfishers. Participants were provided lunch at the restaurant.

A race organizer reported approximately 75 to 100 registered participants and over $3,000 raised.

“It’s not just the money being raised,” said Marshall Moneymaker, a Montgomery County firefighter who addressed the crowd prior to the parade. Moneymaker lost three sisters to breast cancer. He has made raising awareness and the need for support for those suffering from breast cancer a crusade. His story and mission are featured on the web site www.for3sisters.com

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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