The Flock Cancer Street Stroll began in 2021 when the Komen organization announced they would no longer host an event in Boise. Leslie Scantling and her mother, Barbara Rhoades, both treasured the annual event to come together with their friends, family, and fellow breast cancer survivors and celebrate survivorship. They took it upon themselves to start a new tradition.
The duo began planning the pink flamingo-themed Flock Cancer Street Stroll along Boise’s historic Harrison Boulevard. The local garden center, Franz Witte, donated their iconic flock to bedeck Leslie’s front lawn as she had decorated with them in the past….the theme seemed natural to continue on.
Participants were able to stroll on their own timeframe a loop up and down the boulevard, enjoy homeowner’s decoration and cheering sections, and included getting to walk through a balloon arch to ring the pink bell in celebration of cancer survivors, fighters, and all who we walk in support and in memory of.