Photo Gallery: Anclote Key Preserve State Park offers family their first seaside camping experience

Anclote Key Preserve State Park is a group of four islands near Tarpon Springs that has a campsite for visitors.

The Tavo family, just beginning their 2015 spring break, camped on the beach of one of the islands, Anclote Key. Some of the family had been camping before, but never on an island right near the water.

The family rented a boat to get to the island and planned to stay for one night.

Camping is allowed only on the north end of the island. Other visitors  can anchor their boats and spend time in the water near the island.

The Tavo family was excited for the adventure of the day– and they hoped to steer clear of the raccoons that are known to pester campers.

If any USF students are looking for a weekend getaway, Anclote Key Preserve State Park is an option.

Students can rent tents and other camping gear from campus recreation for low prices.

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Orlando survivors and supporters walk against breast cancer

Over 9,000 survivors and supporters took to the streets of Orlando during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) benefit walk, Saturday at 9 a.m.

The American Cancer Society sponsored the 3.1 mile walk from Lake Eola Park to the downtown metro area.

The event raised over $730,000 on behalf of ACS to fund breast cancer research, mammograms and information services.