Locals walk to fight breast cancer

QUEENSBURY - Walkers from all over Warren County met at Queensbury High School on the crisp fall morning of Oct. 25 to make some strides against breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society sponsored the 2009 Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk of Warren County to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those who were lost to the disease and to raise funds for and awareness of breast cancer.

North Creek's Creative Stage Lighting brought a team of walkers to the event and they were ranked as the number one fundraising company in Warren County for this years walk. So far, they have raised more than $1,400.

"We named our team 'Team Creative' and with the help of our team members and donors, we were able to give a substantial donation towards assistance and programs for those fighting breast cancer," said team member Dan Studnicky.

The money raised from the event will go toward investing in research, promoting prevention and detection, providing services, and advocating for life-saving laws.

Last year, nearly 600,000 walkers from across the country joined the American Cancer Society in a united fight against breast cancer and raised more than $60 million. In New York and New Jersey, walkers at 28 events raised more than $18 million.

Students and staff from both Minerva and Newcomb Central Schools also participated in the event for the second year. The Mountaineers boys soccer team coordinated the team and helped to raise more than $400.

Making Strides events are noncompetitive walks ranging in distance from 3 to 5 miles that strive to unite people of all ages in the common goal of supporting breast cancer victims and raising money for a cure.

For more information on Making Strides events, visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org.

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