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Support Connection Announces Contest Winners

Runner Up for the Most Creative Team Banner, Team Gayle. Kneeling in front and holding the signs are (L-R) siblings Stacey, Kevin and Stephanie Martorano; behind them in the baseball cap is their dad Paul. Photo Credit: Support Connection
The Most Creative Team Banner was made by Daisy Troop 10077. Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Support Connection, Inc. presented awards to the Team Spirit winners in their 21st annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

The winners of the “Most Creative Team Banner” were the members of Daisy Troop 10077, a group of 13 girls who are all first graders at Beekman Elementary School in Poughquag. Troop Leader Carrie Tropea of Hopewell Junction has participated in the Support-A-Walk for many years with her family, walking in memory of her mother Caroline Puppo, who died of breast cancer. The runner-up was Team Gayle. Siblings Stephanie, Kevin and Stacey Martorano, Paul, all of Stormville, NY, have taken part in the Support-A-Walk every year since 2013. Together, along with friends and supporters, they walk in memory of their mom and wife Gayle, who died of ovarian cancer.

The award for “Top Fundraising Teams-Most Funds Raised” was Team Marci. Kim’s Krew, Saw Mill Cosmos, and Sue’s Crew tied for runner-up.

The “Top Teams-Most Donors” went to Team Lisa. Runners up were Kim’s Krew and Debbie’s Divas.

The Support-A-Walk is held 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.

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