On Sunday, Oct. 23, the American Cancer Society hosted the “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” walk in Arms Park of Manchester.
That Sunday morning brought the attention of hundreds of people who donated both their money and their time in the fight against breast cancer.
The walk itself was about 2.6 miles both starting and ending in Arms Park, taking roughly 45 minutes to complete. The sea of pink dominated the streets of Manchester as walkers took the cold weather in stride to fight for a specific cause or a loved one.
Not only did the Penmen Press participate in this yearly event, but members of the Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority also took time from their schedules to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.
“I was happy to see how much the community was engaged, for both walkers and volunteers. The location was perfect as one could enjoy nature by overlooking the water and also enjoy the town and community,” said Colleen Garvey, a sister of the sorority.
Kappa Delta Phi has been volunteering at the event for about six years. “We absolutely love attending and being able to give back to the community, especially when it comes to bringing awareness towards breast cancer research as that unfortunate disease has touched the lives and hearts of many throughout my sorority. We are passionate to help find the cure to cancer,” said Garvey.
Garvey also wants to encourage everyone to continue to spread the word about breast cancer awareness. Her mother has been a breast cancer survivor for ten years.
The American Cancer Society will continue to organize walks to raise funds for the society as well as awareness of the cancer epidemic.