FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - After defeating state challengers this year, the champion Lady Warriors will team up with Sisters Network of Central New Jersey® Inc. (SNCNJ) to help beat breast cancer during the Race/Walk 4Life® on Oct. 7, at Colonial Park.
"We believe no one is too young or too senior to embrace a healthy lifestyle or make some very important choices to pursue greater health initiatives," Reverend, Martisha Dwyer, vice president of the SNCNJ said. "We are so happy to have the Franklin High School Lady Warriors Basketball Team support our 'take charge of your health' call to action."
The Race/Walk 4Life® is a celebration of survivorship, and also serves as a remembrance of loved ones who succumbed to this dreaded disease. The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey encourages "all to run or walk on behalf of yourself, family member, coworker or friend."
"Start a team," Dwyer said. "Come, volunteer, we need merry hands. We would love to have other athletic teams and community organizations take the challenge of encouraging others to make healthy lifestyle choices, know your family history and get regular checkups."
The Breast Cancer Awareness Race/Walk 4Life® highlights the SNCNJ's commitment to advancing breast health education, breast cancer awareness, advocacy, and community outreach.
The first Breast Cancer Awareness Walk® was held October 2005 and has experienced increased registrations, volunteers’ support, and community participation each year, according to the SNCNJ website. The community event has strengthened the organization’s ability to sound the alarm that; “Early Detection Is the Best Protection!”
"Together we can make a difference in raising awareness, providing access to mammograms and advocating for treatment and providing support - emotionally, spiritually and financially to anyone working through a breast cancer diagnosis," Dwyer said. "We look forward to working with you and continuing the work in our connecting communities."
In addition to supporting many community breast health awareness programs, funds raised from this event support our nonprofit’s Breast Cancer Assistance Program (B-CAP), which provides emergency breast cancer-related services for qualified women during chemo and radiation treatments.
To learn more or to register for the walk click here.
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