2003-10-24 / Community

Rockaway Residents Join In Queens Cancer Walk

Contributing Editor
By Miriam Rosenberg
Rockaway Residents Join In Queens Cancer Walk By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor


Brest cancer survivors led the walk. More than 6,000 participants raised more than $570 thousand. Wave contributing editor, in hat, carries a team sign.Brest cancer survivors led the walk. More than 6,000 participants raised more than $570 thousand. Wave contributing editor, in hat, carries a team sign.

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of 6,000 walkers at the 10th Annual Amer­ican Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 19.

A sea of pink led the way, as breast cancer survivors wearing pink tee-shirts and carrying pink carnations walk­ed down Queens Blvd followed by the rest of the thousands of people who came out to support the cause.

Last year, over $28 million was rais­ed in walks across the country. Over the years, the money raised has supported such things as research and promoting awareness in the area of breast cancer.

The 5-mile walk, which took place on Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens, was one of many that took place in the New York/New Jersey area that day. The Kew Gardens walk raised $570,000. Simultaneous walks across the rest of New York City and New Jersey raised a total of $11 million (with the majority coming from the New York area). Some of those who help­ed see the walkers off at the starting line were Queens Borough Pres­ident Helen Marshall and Rep. An­thony Weiner.


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