2004-10-22 / Community

Thousands In Queens Walk To Find Cure For Breast Cancer

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor


Representative Anthony Weiner tells walkers that it is day when it is masculine to wear pink. “No one is immune [to breast cancer],” said Weiner. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg.
Representative Anthony Weiner tells walkers that it is day when it is masculine to wear pink. “No one is immune [to breast cancer],” said Weiner. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg. Hands and feet may have been cold, but hearts were warm as over 7,000 people took part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 11th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Queens Boulevard on October 17 to raise money to fight breast cancer.

Joining the throngs of people were such notables as U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall joins breast cancer survivors in cutting the ribbon and officially starting the 2004 walk.  Photo by Miriam Rosenberg.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall joins breast cancer survivors in cutting the ribbon and officially starting the 2004 walk. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg. Weiner, who was recently named an honorary host for the kickoff of the Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) Get the Picture, Save a Life Campaign said, “no one is immune.”

“By and large the legislators in Washington and Albany are men,” said Weiner, who told The Wave that he became involved in the fight when he lost a friend to the disease. “We are missing the point if we allow ourselves to [believe] that breast cancer is just a women’s problem.” Marshall joined survivors in cutting the ribbon and leading participators to start the walk. The walk on Queens Boulevard raised $685,000. The New York/New Jersey Division of the ACS raised over $12.8 million.

Borough President Marshall and The Wave’s Contributing Editor Miriam Rosenberg (a survivor herself) moments after the walk begins.
Borough President Marshall and The Wave’s Contributing Editor Miriam Rosenberg (a survivor herself) moments after the walk begins.

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