Monday, October 16, 2006

New York City + Walking = Recipe for Success!

If there is one thing that New York City is known for, it is striving to be the biggest and the best. Sunday, October 8th was no exception when 3,500 participants raised a record breaking $9.7 million toward finding a cure for breast cancer. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is not an event for the feeble or hasty. In order to take part in this two day walk participants need to raise a minimum of $1,800 and walk 39.3 miles.

Cheer NY comes to the Brooklyn Bridge Park every October to cheer on and thank these incredible people that commit so much time and energy to raising money for breast cancer research. The event as a whole is always amazing but personally, I tend to look forward to a few significant parts: an amazing view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a continuous parade of every pink item ever made from the traditional breast cancer ribbon to angel wings, but mostly I look forward to the walkers themselves. Even though Cheer NY was there to support the walkers, I couldn’t count the number of times we were thanked for being there. I am amazed that after raising thousands of dollars and walking for two whole days these remarkable people refuse to stop giving.

For more information on the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer visit their website at Avon Foundation.


Post a Comment

<< Home