The American Cancer Society will be holding its inaugural, historic breast cancer walk Saturday, Oct. 29, on Crockett St., in downtown Beaumont.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk is one of more than 250 events being held across the country.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to make strides to end breast cancer by finding cures and supporting programs and services for all people facing the disease.

Nearly 1,000 local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will unite to fight breast cancer and save lives at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk.

Breast cancer survivors, participants from churches, businesses, schools, hospitals and community teams from throughout Southeast Texas will participate in this historic event.

There will be a survivor tent, and medallions for all survivors.

Local American Cancer Society staff , volunteers, physicians, and City councilman, Dr. Alan Coleman will cut the ribbon to launch the inaugural, historic walk

There will be pink, pink and more pink balloons, T-shirts, and more.

There will also be pre-event entertainment from singers, dance troupe, and scouts, area high school teams, participants and cheerleaders.