The Support-A-Walk was founded eighteen years ago by local residents to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. People travel from across the Hudson Valley and beyond to take part in this inspiring and uplifting community event. In 2011, more than 9,000 people attended. Altogether last year, there were registrants and supporters from more than 117 different municipalities in 14 different states.
Participants of all ages complete a 3-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. Families, friends, co-workers and teams of walkers are invited to walk together. Individuals are also welcome to participate.
Honorary Chairpersons are Kacey Morabito Grean of 100.7 WHUD Radio’s “Mike and Kacey in the Morning,” and Matt Sampson of News12 Westchester, who leads the “Not For Women Only” campaign encouraging men of all ages to salute and support the courageous women in their lives by participating in the Walk. Students are welcome to be part of the “Students for Support Connection” campaign, which enables students of all ages to volunteer and raise funds.
Advance registration is suggested. To pre-register in person, visit the Support Connection office at 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY. Through September 21, the office is open weekdays from 9am–6pm. From Sept. 24 –Oct. 5 the office is open weekdays 9am-7 pm. On Saturday Sept. 29, the office is open 9am-2pm. To register or donate by phone, call 914-962-6402. Registration and donations can also be done online at http://www.supportconnection.org.
Even those who can’t attend the Support-A-Walk can participate. Supporters can create personal web pages and ask friends and family to sponsor them with donations. To create a fundraising page for the Support-A-Walk visit http://www.firstgiving.com/
To learn more about the Support-A-Walk or Support Connection’s free support services, call 914-962-6402 or visit http://www.supportconnection.org.