Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an annual walk that takes place all across the country at numerous locations per state. For the past two years, the event has been an initiative led by Levermore Global Scholars junior, Rebecca Benison. The walk raises monetary support for research and resources for breast cancer patients and survivors, and raises hope for men and women everywhere who are affected by this non-discriminatory condition. This year, the Making Strides walk at Jones Beach brought together 17,000 walkers, and raised $2.5 million. These figures are an outstanding indication of the immeasurable commitment, hope, and awareness that has been raised as a result of the walk.
- Rebecca Benison '11
Breast Cancer Walk Reflections
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
On Sunday, October 18, 2009, the Levermore Global Scholars donned their winter attire and braved the elements in support of breast cancer research. Facing harsh winds, sleet, and temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, the group joined the ranks of 17,000 others for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach.
Despite less than ideal weather conditions, the boardwalk was filled with survivors, supporters, and families who wanted to make a difference in the lives of women and men everywhere. The feeling of camaraderie transcended that of a group experiencing the same external stimuli, and was more a feeling of understanding for the common goal; saving lives, and memorializing those who lost their battles.
Together, participants of the 2009 Making Strides walk at Jones Beach raised more than $2.5 million in support of research and support for those affected by breast cancer.
- Rebecca Benison '11
Breast Cancer Walk
The Walk for Breast Cancer at Jones Beach was held on Sunday, October 19th. LGS student Rebecca Benison made this walk her initiative at Adelphi. She encouraged students to attend the walk and show their support. Breast Cancer is an issue that affects many women around the world and it was amazing to see how many people were there. The walk was very organized, with many people who supported and were passionate about it. Although it was windy and freezing temperature, LGS students were able to finish the 5 mile walk. Everyone there had their own story, and it was nice to see how many people came with their families, friends and organizations to support the initiative and support the people they were walking for.
- Roshini Givergis '12