Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: November 16, 2015
1000 Ocean Parkway Wantagh
New York 11793, United States
QUEENS, N.Y. – The Queens College women’s tennis team volunteered Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The event was originally scheduled in October but was postponed due to the postseason run of the New York Mets. Having both events on the same day would have brought too much traffic to the area.
The team met at the gym at 5:30 am to get to Flushing Meadows Corona Park by 6:00 am in spite of the chill in the air. They were assigned to the registration booth to sign up walkers, collect and record donations by individuals and teams. After a half hour of training, the team was ready for the throngs of walkers that began appearing from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. The team consisted of: Angelika Sobiecka, Andrea Samson, Cami Abdallah, Sarah O’Leary, Frederike Barner, Line Sorsdahl Aasen, Anne Strating and Coach Alan Nagel.
Thousands of people were involved in Sunday’s event. They participated in the American Cancer Society’s walk at locations across the five boroughs. It was one of several hundred walks taking place across the country a few weeks earlier to raise money and awareness to end the battle against breast cancer.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities. The money raised helps the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
The women’s team was given event shirts and truly felt “PINK” for the day and sincerely hope their efforts help to make a difference!