Healing and bringing awareness brings Kelly Tallant’s journey to light

More than 1,077 training miles logged, more than $12,000 raised and flaming pink flamingos may not seem like much, but for Kelly Tallant it goes a long way to honor her mother and for breast cancer research.

She is one out of more than 2,000 walkers that walked in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Santa Barbara, Calif. last year and helped raise more than $4.7 million for breast cancer research and care. Tallant heard about the Avon Walk while she was fundraising for a heart walk from a donor who had participated in the walk. “I was thankful to find a great way to honor my mom,” she said.