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Pink Ribbon Parade Planned for Jaycee Lee Dugard

(AP Photo)
Photo: Neighbors have hung pink ribbons on Terry Probyn's street in Riverside, Calif.

NEW YORK (AP) A "pink ribbon" parade is planned Sunday to celebrate the return of Jaycee Lee Dugard 18 years after she was kidnapped at the age of 11.

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The 11 a.m. parade will reverse the route walked on the 10th anniversary of Dugard's disappearance, South Lake Tahoe City Councilwoman Kathy Lovell said Wednesday.

(Family Photo)
Photo: Jayce Lee Dugard sometime before she was kidnapped in 1991.

Participants were asked to wear pink because that was Dugard's favorite color. Her classmates at Meyers Elementary School started a pink ribbon campaign at the time of her abduction to show their hope for her safe return.

"It was pretty devastating, for those of us who had children and the community as a whole," said Lovell, who is also a member of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, which is sponsoring the event.

(AP Photo/Ivor Markman, file)
Photo: Jaycee Lee Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, places pink ribbons on a tree to raise awareness for her missing daughter in 1991.

Sunday's event "is the part where we get to celebrate that Jaycee is alive," she said.

Sunday's parade will begin at the El Dorado County branch library and proceed along Highway 50 to the South Tahoe Middle School track.

Lovell said pink T-shirts and cupcakes will be sold at the school, with proceeds going to the Jaycee Dugard Family Fund.


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