Support Connection announces that their 2020 Annual Support-A-Walk , scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4., will take on a new look, with a new tagline “Walk With Us, Wherever You Are.” In lieu of gathering by the thousands in the park, Support Connection invites people to walk wherever they are, near and far.
The event is Support Connection’s most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds provide funding for their year-round breast and ovarian cancer support services, which have helped thousands of people since the organization was founded in 1996.
The Support-A-Walk was created by local residents to bring attention to the needs of people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Thousands of people participate each year in this inspiring and uplifting event. Participants of all ages walk, often in honor of loved ones – a celebration of life and a tribute to those who are affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Families, friends, co-workers and teams of walkers walk together. Individuals are also welcome to participate.
In speaking about the new format this year, Support Connection Executive Director Katherine Quinn says “We see this as a wonderful opportunity for people in all geographic areas to participate in the Walk. We serve people nationwide through our programs, and now people nationwide can walk with us.”
To help raise funds, participants can create personal online fundraising pages at https://www.firstgiving.com/event/supportconnection/walk2020. Donations to the Walk are accepted by check, cash, and online. Details can be found at the Support Connection website www.supportconnection.org/support-a-walk.
Support Connection does not receive funds from any national cancer organizations including Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen or Making Strides. By participating in or donating to the Support-A-Walk, community members can make a positive difference in the lives of women and families facing the challenges of a breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis.
ABOUT SUPPORT CONNECTION: Support Connection’s mission is to provide emotional, social and educational support services to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Services include peer counseling, support groups, wellness and educational programs, referral and information services, and a toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.)