Making strides against breast cancer
10/25/2012, 1:45 p.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, the city of Newark hosted the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk at downtown Newark's Military Park.
More than 14,000 people, including Council Member-at-Large and event Co-Chair Mildred Crump, Central Ward Council Member Darrin Sharif, city Business Administrator Julien X. Neals and numerous breast cancer survivors participated in the annual walk, whose purpose is to raise funds to fight breast cancer and increase awareness of the need for early screening and treatment.
This year's theme was "More Pink for Your Green." The walkers wore pink, the color for breast cancer awareness. Overall, the Newark walk raised more than $420,000.
Preceding the walk were two vintage Cadillacs belonging to Cadillac Alliance Inc., a Newark-based auto club. Major sponsors for the walk were Multi Chevrolet, Newark Beth Israel Hospital, the city of Newark and the Star-Ledger.
"The city was proud to once again serve as the site for this year's breast cancer walk. Many have walked our streets for causes, from civil rights to civil disobedience, but no cause is more deserving than the fight against cancer. The tens of thousands strong that attended, many of them Newarkers, was proof that people will come together for a common and worthy cause. Newark shined with every step," Neals said.
For more information about the walk, go to www.cancer.org/stridesonline.