Annual Fundraising Walk For Breast Cancer Research At Flushing Meadows

 Unidentified runners participating in a run or walk. Photo by  sydney Rae  on  Unsplash .

Unidentified runners participating in a run or walk. Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash.

By Evan Rosen

The 25th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is happening on Sunday in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Every year, hundreds flock one of the largest parks in the city to participate in the non-competitive walk that raises money to fund research, provide free support and information, and serves as a celebration for survivors and a day of remembrance for loved ones lost.

The walk, put on by The American Cancer Society and sponsored by Avon and other organizations are celebrating a quarter-of-a-century of supporting breast cancer research and holding the walks across the country.

As of press time of Thursday, Making Strides of Queens has raised over $303,000 of its $706,000 goal. Their top company contributors are the United Federation of Teachers with over $20,000 in donations and St. John’s University raising over $12,000.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. at 111-01 Corona Aveune. For more information contact Robert Fox at (718) 517-3207 or visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY18NER?pg=entry&fr_id=89612