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We're Walking . . .

The 6th annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut . . . that's a 26.2 mile walk, people.

 

Last Saturday was the 6th Annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut.

And oh what a day it was.

The Foundation is unique because 100% of the fundraising dollars go directly to breast cancer research. Administrative costs and are covered by sponsors, and volunteers run the organization; therefore 100% of the over 1.8 million dollars that has been raised (so far) has gone straight into 18 grants (so far) given to the best and brightest breast cancer researches. It's pure awesome.

We've visited the Walk in these pages before.

In 2008, we Took A Walk.

In 2009, we Walked The Walk.

And in 2010, we Kept On Walking.

It's an amazing day, with a million amazing people making it happen -- hundreds of walkers walking 26.2 miles year after year -- and loads of volunteers setting up tents for lunch, water and Gatorade, hot chowder, apples and cider, massages, music, ice cream -- all donated, all served by volunteers donating their time and supporting the badasses walking clear across the shoreline of our fair state.

 

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Ellen Walsh Swercewski October 14, 2011 at 05:25 PM
Ellie, great article. It WAS a fabulous day. The little rain in the morning didn't deter these walkers, but I am glad the sun didn't come out!! Our volunteers are awesome as they provide the fun, motivation, cheering on of the walkers and the hard work in putting this walk on. The walkers are awesome as they walk....good grief, I am so in awe of anyone walking 6 miles nevermind 26 miles! They do the fundraising that keeps the research scientists on track for finding a cure. Awesome day, awesome article, awesome walkers, awesome volunteers, awesome Ellie.

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