Broadwalk on the Boardwalk highlights Women’s Fest weekend

The Women's Fest has wrapped up its 18th annual weekend event, but not before hundreds braved the wind and chilly temperatures Sunday morning for its annual Broadwalk To The Boardwalk.

The walk, now in its 8th year, recognizes those who are battling any form of cancer, and honors and remembers those who have lost their battle.  But this year's walk has a special meaning for the Camp Rehoboth community.

Those who braved the wind, some with their furry friends along for the walk, sported pink for breast cancer awareness, and lavender for awareness of other types of cancers.

"It's expanded just from breast cancer, because I know we're here marching for various other kinds of cancer as well," said Murray Archibald, co-founder of Camp Rehoboth.  "This one has a special heart, I think, because it's reaching people who are both survivors and people like myself who have just lost someone from cancer."

Archibald is walking for his husband, Steve Elkins, co-founder of Camp Rehoboth, who passed away last month after a battle with lymphoma.  You could see the legacy Steve left behind, with many participants wearing a sticker in his memory.

"The life that so many of us are fortunate to live here many of us LGBT individuals, in large part, is due to the pioneering efforts that both he and his husband, Murray Archibald, dedicated their lives since they've been here for thirty years."

This unique walk has raised over $60,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition over the past eight years.  Admission to the walk is free, so all of the proceeds are donated by participants.

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