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Thousands To Walk In Yorktown Heights Cancer Fundraiser

Thousands of people are expected again this year at the Support-A-Walk for Breast And Ovarian Cancer.
Thousands of people are expected again this year at the Support-A-Walk for Breast And Ovarian Cancer. Photo Credit: Support Connection Inc

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- It’s not too late to join the thousands of local residents who will participate Sunday in Support Connection’s 21st Annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.

The Support-A-Walk was founded by local residents to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Proceeds help pay for Support Connection’s free support programs and services for those living with these diseases.

Last year, close to 10,000 people participated in this 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 also are welcome to participate.

Beginning at 9 a.m., pre-walk activities will include music, welcoming remarks, free team photos, face painting and characters for the children, as well as a warm-up and stretching to music led by staff from Club Fit. At 10 a.m., the ribbon will be cut, and the walk will start.

There will be a "Survivors Welcome Area," as well as information about Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. After the walk, there will be free refreshments and a live musical performance by local band Sailing Stone.

Support Connection Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that helps women who are affected by breast and ovarian cancer, as well as their families and friends. They provide information, support and a wide range of programs and services, all free and confidential. To learn more, give a donation or to view upcoming events, visit www.supportconnection.org . For toll-free cancer support, call 800-532-4290

For more info about Support-A-Walk or to participate, visit www.supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402.

FDR State Park is at 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights.

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