Support Connection announces that their 2021 Annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3. 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.
Once again this year, the Support-A-Walk theme is “Walk With Us, Wherever You Are.” Support Connection’s programs serve people nationwide, and this enables people nationwide to participate in the Walk. As the date of the Walk draws closer, there will be updates on the possibility of an in-person gathering at FDR State Park. But either way, people are still welcome to walk where they are, near and far. No matter where you live, you can join Support Connection and work together for a common cause.
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.
To help raise funds, participants can create personal online fundraising pages at https://secure.frontstream.com/support-a-walk2021. Donations to the Walk are accepted by check, cash, and online.
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.)