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Support Connection In Yorktown Gets Ready For Annual Fundraising Walk

Cheerleaders support the annual Support-A-Walk event in 2014 as Support Connection prepares for this year's event on Oct. 4.
Cheerleaders support the annual Support-A-Walk event in 2014 as Support Connection prepares for this year's event on Oct. 4. Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The 21st Annual Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer will take place on Sunday., Oct. 4, rain or shine, at FDR Park, Route 202, in Yorktown Heights.

Support Connection, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization offering free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

The Support-A-Walk was founded 21 years ago by local residents as a way to focus attention on breast and ovarian cancer.

Each year, thousands of people take part in this event. Participants complete a three-mile walk, often in honor of loved ones – a celebration of life and a tribute to those affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

Families, friends, co-workers and teams of walkers are invited to walk together. Individuals are also welcome.

The Support-A-Walk is Support Connection’s most important annual fundraiser. 89 cents of every dollar donated directly funds its free breast and ovarian cancer support services.

Support Connection does not receive funds from any national cancer organizations including Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen, the Avon Walk or Making Strides.

Support Connection’s year-round support services, which are funded by the Walk, have helped thousands of people since the organization was established in 1996.

The Support-A-Walk also serves as a major awareness event, bringing attention to the needs of those facing the challenges of a breast and ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Participants can create their own online fundraising pages at www.firstgiving.com/supportconnection/walk2015.

Pages can be personalized by the fundraiser, then emailed to friends and family asking them to sponsor with a donation.

Fundraisers can seek donations by check or cash too.

Those who can't attend the event can still raise funds.

Direct donations are also accepted from anyone who wishes to help.

To learn more about raising funds or to make a direct donation, visit Support Connection’s website at www.supportconnection.org , or contact Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or walk@supportconnection.org.

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