Rockaway Residents Join In Queens Cancer Walk
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.