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Yorktown's Support Connection Registers For Fundraiser

More than 9,000 people participated in Support Connection’s 2013 Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.
More than 9,000 people participated in Support Connection’s 2013 Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. Photo Credit: Steven Ang, http://www.lightperspectives.com.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Registrations and donations are now being accepted for Support Connection’s 20th-anniversary Support-A-Walk, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.

It is the organization’s most important annual fundraiser, with 89 cents of every dollar raised directly funding its free breast and ovarian cancer support services.

The support services Support Connection provides have helped thousands of people since the organization was established in 1996. The Support-A-Walk was founded 20 years ago by local residents to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.  Participants of all ages complete a three-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.

There is a survivor’s welcome area where volunteers greet and welcome cancer survivors. Along the Walk path, walkers are encouraged and cheered by local bands, cheerleaders and other community groups. Families, friends, co-workers and teams of walkers are invited to walk together. Individuals are also welcome to participate. Even those who can’t attend can participate. Donations are accepted by check, cash and online at the Support Connection website. Supporters can raise funds by creating personal online fundraising pages to ask friends and family for donations. Messages of support, celebration or commemoration can be displayed on along the Walk path by purchasing Tribute Signs for $50 each. Honorary chairpersons are Kacey Morabito Grean of 100.7 WHUD Radio’s “Mike and Kacey in the Morning” and Bill Powers of Powers PR Video, who will lead the Not for Women Only campaign, encouraging men of all ages to be involved in the walk, to salute and support the courageous women in their lives. To learn more, register, donate or create a fundraising page for the Support-A-Walk, visit www.supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402.

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