October 4, 2015
CONNETQUOT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
‘MAKE STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER’
CTA President Mr. Anthony Felicio, Jr. (far right) joins teachers, parents, students and members of the Connetquot community, to support the American Cancer Society ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk’ at the Brookhaven campus of Dowling College on October 4th.
Bohemia, NY --- The Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) was once again well-represented at the 2015 ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Walk at the Brookhaven campus of Dowling College on a cool and overcast Sunday morning, October 4th. Coordinated by CTA members Joanna Zalewski, Lisa Manzo and CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr., teachers, parents and students representing the CTA were among the estimated 10,000 walkers determined to help in the fight against breast cancer.
Felicio expressed his gratitude to Joanna Zalewski and Lisa Manzo for, once again, organizing Connetquot’s support in the American Cancer Society’s ‘Making Strides’ Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. “The clouds and wet grounds could not dampen our spirits as we walked the three miles for a great cause” said the CTA President. “In today’s society, all of us have been touched in some way by knowing someone who has cancer. By walking this past Sunday, it symbolizes that we are in this fight with those afflicted with this horrible disease. They are not alone. Thank you to all who participated and to those who made financial contributions.”
Since 1993, close to 10 million walkers across America have raised almost $550 million to fight breast cancer through these Making Strides Walks. In the past year, over one million walkers across the United States raised close to $70 million in the fight against breast cancer. Funding raised at these national ‘Walks’ is used to invest in cancer research to find, prevent, treat and cure the disease. The organization also provides free information and services to people facing breast cancer, such as transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs and financial assistance.
Felicio praised the efforts of the American Cancer Society, and thanked the Connetquot community for it’s generous support in the fight against breast cancer.
Connetquot Teachers Association teachers, along with parents and students begin their three mile ‘Strides Against Breast Cancer’ Walk at Dowling College, on October 4th. (CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr., is second from the left.)
(photos by Joseph Maniaci)