The Support-A-Walk was founded nineteen years ago by local residents as a way to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Last year, close to 10,000 people participated in this INSPIRING, uplifting community event. Participants complete a 3-mile walk, often in honor of loved ones – a celebration of life and a tribute to those who are affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Families, friends, co-workers and teams of walkers are invited to walk together. Individuals are also welcome to participate.
Honorary CHAIRPERSONS who will be on hand to greet Support-A-Walk participants are: Matt Sampson of News 12 Westchester, who leads the Walk’s “Not For Women Only” campaign; and Kacey Morabito grean of 100.7 WHUD Radio’s “Mike and Kacey in the Morning,” who will serve as emcee.
There will be pre-walk activities and entertainment including music, welcoming remarks, complimentary Team Photos, face painting and characters for the children, plus warm-up and stretching to music led by staff from Club Fit. At 10:00 a.m. the ribbon will be cut and the Walk will begin.
Throughout the morning there will be awareness jewelry, greeting cards, books, gift baskets, and other items available, as well as information about Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support groups, programs and services. There will also be a Survivors Welcome Area near the main tent, where volunteers will greet and welcome cancer survivors, and present a token of recognition to each survivor.
WHO: Presented by Support Connection, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through their toll-free hotline and website they serve people throughout the country.
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 starting at 9 am
WHERE: FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
WHY: Proceeds to benefit Support Connection’s free,
confidential support services and programs for people affected by breast and
ovarian cancer. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support
groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors;
Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational
programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and
support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) With Support Connection, those living with
breast and ovarian cancer don’t have to face it alone. To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org
or call (914) 962-6402.