Number of Participants: 30
Hours Donated: 8
Value of Time Served: $2,028
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: October 31, 2016
1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre
New York 11570, United States
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Oct. 19, 2016) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and several Molloy athletes showed their support for those impacted by breast cancer by taking part in the 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach on Sunday (Oct. 16).
“I am very proud of our team for supporting such a worthwhile cause,” stated Head Women’s Bowling Coach Dr. Robert Cincotta. “Everyone is touched by cancer at some point in their lives, either through a loss of a loved one or through their own personal struggle. That is why participating and fund raising for the American Cancer Society is so important.”
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk invites members of the community to raise funds for the research in finding a cure for breast cancer as well as creates a support community for all affected by the disease. The walk is noncompetitive, and is done to symbolize no one facing breast cancer alone.
Members of the women’s lacrosse team joined with their mothers to walk in support of breast cancer. Senior Cooper Sesselman (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) recalled, “We had a lot of laughs, but as you walk you start reading the signs people are carrying and the t-shirts people are wearing with names of women who are survivers, warriors, or those who have lost their battle to cancer. It makes you realize how lucky we are to be healthy and able to volunteer our time for this cause.”
For fellow women’s lacrosse senior Alexa Watson (North Massapequa, N.Y.), having the opportunity to participate in the walk with her mother was especially meaningful, “this was special to me because my grandmother passed away from breast cancer eight years ago, so in her memory my mom and I think it is especially important to participate in this walk, both for her and to support every other person who has been touched by breast cancer.”
Senior captain of the women’s rugby team Elizabeth Kaminski (West Hempstead, N.Y.) added “It was incredible to see so many people from all different places coming together to support the fight against breast cancer, a disease that affects so many of us and our loved ones. It was a truly heartwarming scene!”