For the third consecutive year, the Bellport High School varsity cheerleaders volunteered at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Cancer Walk, held at Jones Beach on Oct. 20. Wearing Bellport Cheers for a Cure T-shirts, their purpose in attending the event was to cheer on participants, many of whom are survivors spreading awareness about this disease.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is a 3.5 mile noncompetitive walk to help make a difference in the lives of those touched by breast cancer. The walk raises money to fund research, provide information and support, and to celebrate survivors and remember those who lost their battles against breast cancer.
Coach Samantha Berkowitz said that as cheerleaders, the team wears many hats, including being leaders by giving back to others. The team performed cheers created specifically for the walk. “They offered encouragement and signs of hope to everyone,” Ms. Berkowitz said.
Photo caption: The Bellport High School varsity cheerleaders volunteered during the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Cancer Walk at Jones Beach.
Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District