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Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer Research Steps Out with 14th Annual Benefit

Almost 350 walkers join festivities to support Cancer Center of Santa Barbara in battle against devastating disease

The 14th annual Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer Research was a team-building and bonding exercise for many participants.

The 14th annual Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer Research was a team-building and bonding exercise for many participants.  (Fritz Olenberger photo / www.olenberger.com)

By Fritz Olenberger, Noozhawk Contributor |

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On a warm, crystal-clear morning, nearly 350 walkers gathered along the Santa Barbara waterfront for the 14th annual Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer Research.

The benefit for the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara was led by Barbara Ireland, the inspiration for the walk; her husband, John; and their family, including entrepreneur and model Kathy Ireland.

According to the Cancer Center, approximately 2.4 million women in the United States are living with breast cancer, and one in eight are at risk of developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime.

Click here for more information about the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, or call 805.682.7300. Click here to make an online donation.

— Photographer Fritz Olenberger is a frequent Noozhawk contributor. Click here to see more of his work.




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