Long Island sisters Jenn Rogak and Rachel Joffe are walking in the LI2Day Walk on June 9, 2018.
News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program
April 17, 2018
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Walking to raise funds for the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program
Long Island sisters Jenn Rogak and Rachel Joffe are walking in the LI2Day Walk, a 13.1 mile walk to be held on June 9 in Shirley in Suffolk County. The annual event raises funds for breast cancer organizations and research programs on Long Island.
Jenn and Rachel are on the Adelphi Team and they have raised funds for the LI2Day Walk. The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, located in Garden City, is a beneficiary of the event and provides emotional support, counseling and information to people coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Says Jenn, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives in Stony Brook, “I walk to support and honor so many people who have been affected by breast cancer. Just this past year alone four of my friends (who are in their early 40’s) were diagnosed with breast cancer. I have witnessed the physical and emotional impact breast cancer can have on individuals.”
Rachel, a Greenlawn resident and also a social worker, participated in the walk last year. “I like this walk because the money is paid directly to agencies that add to the quality of life of someone diagnosed with breast cancer. I like that 100% of the proceeds are given back,” she says.
There is a registration fee of $75 and each walker is encouraged to raise a minimum of $500. To raise the funds to participate Rachel and Jen did a charitable 50/50 super bowl pool. There is also an opportunity for those who can’t walk, but still would like to participate by raising money to register as a “virtual walkers.” There is no registration fee or fundraising requirement for virtual walkers. Weekly training walks are held in Eisenhower Park as well as in Heckscher State Park.
To participate visit: https://www.li2daywalk.org. During the registration process participants may select to join the Adelphi Team.
For information, call the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program at 800-877-8077.
Photo: Jenn Rogak (left) and Rachel Joffe
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