Bronxites Raise $500,000+ During Brest Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach

Bronxites Raise $500,000+ During Brest Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach
by David Greene

Bronxites from across the borough turned out for an early morning walk as part of the 15th annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Bronx Walk on Sunday, October 15– raising $575,000 that will go to support, treatment and breast cancer research.

A crowd gathers on Orchard Beach at the start of the annual walk.--Photo by David Greene

A crowd gathers on Orchard Beach at the start of the annual walk.–Photo by David Greene

According to organizer Marlene Medina, the 10,000 participants walked the 3-mile walk along the beach, many wearing pink and many wearing t-shirts with pictures of those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

Medina stated, “Our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk ensures no one faces breast cancer alone by bringing the community together, funding innovative breast cancer research, promoting education and risk reduction, and providing comprehensive patient support for those who need it most.”

This year’s supporters for the walk included, “flagship supporter” Montefiore Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, the Unified Federation of Teachers and the Fordham Road Business Improvement District.

Since 1993 thirteen-million survivors and supporters have raised $810 million nationwide. For more information on Making Strides of the Bronx, call 1 (800) 227-2345.

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