Number of Participants: 16
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $406
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Sport: Cross Country Running
Date: November 18, 2014
New York 11570, United States
WANTAGH, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2013) – On Sunday, October 20, the Molloy College men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams participated in the American Cancer Society’s annual event at Jones Beach (Wantagh, N.Y.): “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.”
“I felt it was important for the team to come together at an event like this and show support for one of our teammates and also to stand up to a disease that has affected so many people,” commented sophomore Tyler Capozzoli (East Williston, N.Y.), who is a member of Molloy’s cross country and track & field squads, as well as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative for his teams.
The event, which was created in 1984, has inspired over eight million people to walk, and raised more than $460 million in the fight against breast cancer. The disease is the second-leading cancer found in women in the United States, and results in the second-most cancer deaths amongst women as well. As a result of the Making Strides events, more than four million women have been afforded potentially life-saving screening tests.
“They walked in honor of all breast cancer survivors, but especially united to honor and remember one of their fellow teammate’s mother, who lost her battle to breast cancer only 10 months ago,” said Head Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Keely Coco. “They contributed to the cause and showed their uniformity as a team, in hope to raise awareness and find a cure!”
To view the American Cancer Society’s webpage pertaining to 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, including a running tally of how much money was raised, please click here.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.
To visit the American Cancer Society’s official website, please click this link: http://www.cancer.org/.