Breast Cancer Walk

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Junior League of Pelham Raises Over $7,000 for Breast Cancer Research  October 23, 2007; PELHAM, NY Walking under bright, sunny skies and beautiful fall foliage, eleven walkers representing the Junior League of Pelham raised over $7,000 to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Coordinated by JLP Done in a Day project chairs Kara McLoughlin and Pat O’Byrne, Team JLP included current JLP president, Cathie Arquilla and past president and sustainer, Kristin Barsanti. The group walked five miles, along with over 15,000 other walkers, for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on October 21.Since 1993, 3.5 million walkers across the country have raised more than $230 million through Making Strides events to help fight breast cancer. Last year alone, the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walks raised more than $40 million nationwide to enable the American Cancer Society to continue fighting breast cancer every day.  Donations made on behalf of walkers enable the American Cancer Society to fund cutting-edge research, provide up-to-date cancer information and education, advocate for all people to have access to critical cancer screenings and follow-up care, and offer free programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.The Junior League of Pelham is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Press Contact: Anneliese Turck, 813-3496