Play for P.I.N.K. sponsored the annual Walk for Breast Cancer to Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Saturday, October 14. Over 140 participants walked a one mile loop around the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods raising over $2,600.
Scotch Plains held a walk last year at the request of Councilwoman Rose Checchio, “I am thrilled that we were able to have Play for P.I.N.K. sponsor the walk this year, and that the walk benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Through my own research, I learned that this organization is one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible non-profits. As a breast cancer survivor, it is extremely important to me that the funds raised are going directly to research.”
Many teams came out in support of friends and family members, or in support of raising awareness and finding a cure to this dreadful disease that affects so many women, men and their families every day. A great showing was made by Team Britt, who brought over 50 participants to downtown Scotch Plains to offer support and encouragement to their friend.
Mayor Al Smith offered heartfelt words to the walkers, “As a person deeply affected by this terrible disease, I commend you all for being here today, walking with us and continuing to show and share your strength with those who battle breast cancer every day.”
Event Co-Chairperson, Beth Ellen Hornstein commented, “Play for P.I.N.K. is thrilled to have the opportunity to hold an event in Scotch Plains that offers an activity that almost anyone can participate in. We look forward to returning next year and growing this event to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I’d like to thank my co-chairs, Marcy Lechner and Margaret Heisey for their dedication hard work and commitment to this cause.” Ms. Hornstein is also the Play for P.I.N.K. Golf Outing Chair Person of Shackamaxon Country Club and serves on the National Advisory Board for the organization.
Play for P.I.N.K. is in over 250 country clubs in the United States and celebrated its 18th year at Shackamaxon Country Club in July. To learn more visit www.playforpink.org