|Manhattanville College Participates in Annual Breast Cancer Walk|
|Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:19|
Manhattanville College hosted the 16th annual Westchester County’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” on Sunday, October 20.
“This year’s Making Strides Walk of Westchester was very special because it marked the 20anniversary of the walk in this county, as well as the American Cancer Society’s 100Birthday,” stated Nicole Allo, special events manager for the American Cancer Society Eastern Division.
The event raised $1,200,000 for the American Cancer Society, which helps breast cancer patients during their treatment, and 16,000 people from the Manhattanville community and Westchester County gathered to walk 5 miles around Purchase.
“I think events like this have a nice community feeling while bringing everybody together for a good cause,” Nancy LaBarbera, a sophomore, said.
In addition to the walk, participants also gathered on the quad to listen to music and engage in activities with other supporters and survivors. “It’s certainly a very important cause, I love being out here with people from all walks of life,” Susan Tanke, who participated in this year’s event, said.
“This is a great event to have for students to get involved in such a huge impact such as breast cancer while we’re trying to find a cure,” Taylor Mazzei, a senior said.
The money raised Sunday will go towards helping fund programs and services for breast cancer patients and their families, such as “Reach to Recovery,” and providing people with free transportation to appointments, Allo said.