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Photos: Thousands Turn Out for 2016 Support-A-Walk in Yorktown

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Thousands attended the 22nd annual Support-A-Walk at FDR Park on Sunday to raise funds for Support Connection, a Yorktown-based independent non-profit that provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The Support-A-Walk is the organization’s largest fundraiser and 94 percent of all money raised directly benefits Support Connection services.

From book clubs to yoga classes to support groups, the organization provides care and comfort to women (and their families) experiencing a new and often frightening situation. Support Connection also employs “peer counselors” who deal directly with cancer patients. All counselors have at one point been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer themselves.

The annual walk was co-founded by Rich Adamski, who lost his wife, Myra, to breast cancer in 1994, and Nancy Heller, a 30-year breast cancer survivor. The organization was founded in July 1996 and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

For those who would like to help, donations can be made online at supportconnection.org, or by sending checks, made out to Support Connection, to 40 Triangle Center, Suite 100, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

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