YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown Heights' Support Connection is hosting a contest to determine the design of T-shirts for the 20th anniversary Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
The Support-A-Walk is set for Oct. 5 at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. Local residents founded the event "to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, and to raise funds for Support Connection’s free support services for those living with these diseases," representatives said.
"Each year, people travel from across the Hudson Valley and beyond to take part in the Support-A-Walk," representatives said. "Participants of all ages complete a 3-mile walk, often in honor of loved ones 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."
Support Connection is inviting middle and high school students to create a design for the T-shirt contest "that will embody the spirit of the organization’s mission," representatives said. Support Connection staff will choose the winning design to be featured on 3,000 T-shirts. Designs can be drawn, painted or in digital format. Students can earn up to five hours of community service for participating.
Before creating a design, students are asked to contact Support Connection for details, requirements and design specifications. The submission deadline is Friday, April 25. To learn more about the contest, residents are asked to call Christine Katt at 914-962-6402, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.