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Walk-a-Thon Supports People with Breast, Ovarian Cancer: October 7 at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights

Support Connection Walkers

The Annual Support-A-Walk, a three-mile walkathon that brings attention to the needs of people living with breast and ovarian cancer, will be held October 7 at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. “Each year, thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley and beyond come together for this uplifting community event. Many participants walk in celebration of or in tribute to those affected by these diseases,” says Barbara Cervoni, director of services and communication for Support Connection, which is presenting the event.

Proceeds help fund Support Connection’s free programs and services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Support Connection has a toll-free number to provide information and support to people all over the country. Their support groups and in-person services are available in every Hudson Valley neighborhood, Cervoni says.

There are many ways citizens can help with the event, such as forming a walk team, collecting donations and walking on their own, raising funds online or simply spreading the word around the neighborhood.

“Everyone is welcome—men and women, students, families, people of all ages,” Cervoni says. “It’s a wonderful morning filled with community spirit. People’s participation will make a difference in many lives. Even if they can’t attend, they can donate and fundraise.”

To learn how to participate in the Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer, or to make a donation, visit or call 914.962.6402.