Chemo Day 25: Westchester Region of Hadassah “Hand of Healing Luncheon”

Attending the Westchester Region of Hadassah “Hand of Healing” Luncheon was touching, with a wonderful surprise.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Purchase this Sunday, October 16

Ten years ago, I helped to organize a corporate team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. I did it as a volunteer for my company as a fun, charitable event. It’s taken me 10 years to realize the significance of the day. It only takes a couple of hours to walk in the sun with dozens of survivors, caretakers, loved ones and supporters. I encourage you all to take part.

– Rica Mendes

Thousands of walkers including breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will unite to fight breast cancer and save lives at the American Cancer Society¹s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk – a noncompetitive, inspirational walk that raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease.

Westchester County’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is one of more than 250 walks being held across the country this year.

Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577-2132


Sunday, October 16, 2011
Registration starts at 8am.
The walk begins at 10am

WHY: More pink for your green. The generosity of Westchester residents means a whole lot of pink ­ the next big breast cancer research breakthrough; free lodging for breast cancer patients when treatment is far from home; free rides to and from treatment for cancer patients needing a lift; and most importantly, more pink means 2.5 million breast cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year.

IMAGINE: Thousands of walkers hugging, rejoicing, crying and walking to support area survivors in the fight against breast cancer. Interviews will be available with cancer survivors (look for pink T-shirts with “survivor” on the back), Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants and local American Cancer Society staff and volunteers.

CONTACT: For more information about the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, visit or call 1.800.227.2345