Making Strides Walk

by Cooper on October 21, 2013

in News

 

JOINING THOUSANDS OF WALKERS AROUND THE STATE AND AROUND THE COUNTRY, MORE THAN 400 RESIDENTS OF THE VALLEY CAME TOGETHER SUNDAY IN NORTH CONWAY FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER FOUR MILE WALK.

EVENT ORGANIZER KATHY METZ, CANCER SOCIETY SENIOR MANAGER OF COMMUNITY EVENTS, SAYS THE NON-COMPETITIVE EVENT UNITES THE COMMUNITY TO HONOR SURVIVORS OF BREAST CANCER, EDUCATES PEOPLE ABOUT HOW TO REDUCE THEIR RISK OF GETTING THE DISEASE OR HOW TO DETECT IT EARLY – AND RAISES MONEY TO END IT.

WMWV IS A LONGTIME SPONSOR OF THE EVENT.

STRIDERS ENJOYED AN INSPIRATIONAL, UPLIFTING WALK THROUGH NORTH CONWAY VILLAGE AND WHITAKER WOODS. DONATED PLEDGES FOR THE EVENT RAISED $81,000.

MORE THAN 30 TEAMS AND 40 INDIVIDUAL WALKERS TOOK PART, REPRESENTING AREA BUSINESSES, CLUBS AND FRIENDS AND FAMILIES.

THE TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM WAS BARTENDERS FOR BETTER ONCOLOGICAL OPTIONS FOR BREAST CARE SERVICES, BRINGING IN MORE THAN $7,140. SECOND HIGHEST WAS DUNKIN’S DOZEN, BRINGING IN $7,030 AND THIRD TEAM WAS STONEHURST MANOR, RAISING MORE THAN $6,870.

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER ON A TEAM WAS STONEHURST MANOR’S HEIDI SHELLMER, WHO RAISED MORE THAN $5,130. TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER WAS REBECCA CONNORS, WITH MORE THAN $2,500. LISA BRUNELLE JOINED THEM AS A “PACE SETTER” BY RAISING MORE THAN $2,500.

FUNDS RAISED WILL SUPPORT WOMEN NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER, FUND IMPORTANT RESEARCH INTO THE DISEASE AND HELP ENSURE WOMEN GET ACCESS TO MAMMOGRAMS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL METZ AT (603) 356-3719

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