Barbara Ireland is preparing for the 14th annual Walk For Breast Cancer Research.
Ireland joined supporters from the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and Sansum Clinic at a kick-off event and silent auction at Dargan's Irish Pub in Santa Barbara Wednesday night.
The mother of daughters, including model and businesswoman Kathy Ireland, said she is proud the money raised over the years has helped fund research.
The walk begins at Chase Palm Park Saturday, March 15.
Particpants who raise $100 in pledges do not have to pay an entry fee.
And there are prizes for the walkers who raise the most money.
For more information, go to www.ccsb.org/irelandwalk2014