By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS
The unexpected rain Sunday morning did little to dampen the spirits of this year’s Walk for Women participants, as more than 1,000 women, children, men and animals walked, jogged and ran from the South Padre Island Convention Centre to Louie’s Backyard to support the event and raise money for area residents affected by breast cancer. The annual free walk was the culmination of a weekend-long affair that began with a casino night on Friday and included a bay fishing tournament on Saturday.
This is the 11th year of the event, with the first occurring in 2002. The walk was not held in 2008 due to Hurricane Dolly. Margie Swartz, one of the originators of the event, reminisced about that first walk.
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