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Seminoles participate in Tampa breast cancer walk

TAMPA — About 15 members of the Tampa community joined 26,000 others at the Making Strides Against Cancer walk on Nov. 3 at Raymond James Stadium.

The original Walk was scheduled for Oct. 19, the same day Tropical Storm Nestor hit the area.

Nancy Frank holds up the number 16 to show the number years she has been a breast cancer survivor. (Photo Laura Billie)

Nancy Frank, a 16-year survivor, attended the walk with her family. April Simmons and her family also participated and two of her children, Michael and Azaria, ran a good portion of the 5K course.

The American Cancer Society walk, sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, raised more than $800,000 to help support individuals facing breast cancer.

The money will help provide cancer research, patient services such as free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment and a 24/7 cancer helpline.

April Simmons and two of her kids, Michael and Zariana, participate in the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk on Nov. 3 in Tampa. (Photo Korin Deitch )
Nancy Frank and her daughters Laura Billie, left, and Connie Osceola. (Photo Korin Deitch)
Brian Osceola, grandson of Nancy Frank, and his kids Nigel, Dominic, Dorian and Amari show their support at the walk. (Photo Korin Deitch)
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