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Del Mar first Cheering Station for cancer walk

DEL MAR —Del Mar will be “turning pink” Nov. 21 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Del Mar will once again host its ”Cheer for a Cure in Old Del Mar” as the first official cheering station for San Diego’s 2014 3-Day/60-Mile Walk for the Cure that begins at the Del Mar fairgrounds.For the past seven years, the Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) has hosted and organized this pink block party to honor the walkers, Del Mar restaurants, En Fuego and the La Tienda, 1342 Camino Del Mar, will be the first station and serve as the water station drop-off for anyone interested in donating cases of bottled water prior to Nov. 21.

The walk begins with an opening ceremony at the fairgrounds The first walkers are expected to arrive in Del Mar at 7:45 a.m. and will be passing through for several hours. Del Mar’s Camino Del Mar will be heavily adorned with pink ribbons, pink balloons, and pink storefronts. All throughout the town, there will be supporters cheering and encouraging the walkers on their journey south. The celebration will also include live music and cheerleaders.

“We admire their courage and want them to know that Del Mar truly supports their efforts,” Jen Grove, Executive Director of the DMVA.

Shop and business owners also honor the walkers and volunteers by passing out coffee, snacks, bottled waters and even buttons as they pass by.

The walk’s final destination is Petco Park Nov. 23. For further details, please contact the Del Mar Village Association at (858) 735-3650 or online at [email protected].