Community Walk for Breast Cancer Kickoff

10YearsStampWednesday, 9/10, noon at the Poughkeepsie Journal Building courtyard, (inside lobby if raining) community leaders will help the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation to kick-off upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and the Community Walk for Breast Cancer on October 5, at James Baird State Park (see for details).
“County Executive Marc Molinaro, State Senator Terry Gipson, Dutchess County Health Commissioner Dr. Kari Reiber, Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik and Walk Chairman and Poughkeepsie Journal Publisher Barry Rothfeld will speak briefly about breast cancer and the importance of preventive care,” explained Miles of Hope Executive Director Pari Forood. “The message this year is that all of us can take steps to reduce our cancer risk. Adopting a healthy lifestyle by eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly are essential to reducing the risk of cancer,” she added.

Senator Terry Gipson will present Miles of Hope co-founders Dana Effron and Cathy Varunok with a special NYS Senate proclamation at the event.

“After the short remarks by our elected and appointed officials, the County Executive and I will walk around the block with city and county employees to show our solidarity for the promotion of exercise,” Ms. Forood stated. “We invite the press to join us!”

The 12th annual Community Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley, NY.
More about the Walk.