Walkathon Calls Attention to Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Event Held October 2
Dawn’s Warriors at last year’s walk
The annual Support-A-Walk, a three-mile walkathon organized to bring attention to the needs of people living with breast and ovarian cancer, will be held October 2 at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. Proceeds will help fund Support Connection’s free programs and services for people affected by these cancers.
“Each year, thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley and beyond come together for this uplifting community event,” says Barbara Cervoni, director of services and communication for Support Connection. “Many participants walk in celebration of or in tribute to those affected by these diseases.”
Support Connection provides in-person assistance to local residents and has a toll-free number to provide similar services by phone to people all over the country, Cervonic says. “If you’re in the Hudson Valley, their support groups and in-person services are in your neighborhood,” she says.
There are many ways to help with the walkathon. Participants can form a walk team or collect donations and walk on their own, and volunteers can raise funds online by asking family and friends to donate, or they can spread the word in their neighborhoods. “Even if you can’t attend, you can donate and fundraise,” Cervonic says. “Everyone is welcome—men and women, students, families, people of all ages. It’s a wonderful morning filled with community spirit. Your participation will make a difference in many lives.”
To learn how to participate in the Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer, or to make a donation, visit SupportConnection.org or call 914.962.6402.