The Maurer Foundation was thrilled to once again partner with LI2Day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer right here on Long Island. Walkers, volunteers, supporters, and breast cancer survivors converged on Smith Point Park in Shirley on June 10th, 2017 to participate in a day celebrating those who have battled breast cancer or are currently fighting the disease, as well those working for a cure or providing education to reduce the cases of breast cancer.
During this year’s walk Team Maurer’s energy and enthusiasm were not to be beat! Several board members, staff, volunteers and supporters, completed the 13.1 mile walk around scenic Smith Point Park and the surrounding neighborhood, while others helped along the route at cheer spots and security.
Susan Samaroo, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation, noted of the day, “13.1 miles is a long way to walk, but when you’re walking with good friends in support of a cause as worthy as breast cancer awareness, the miles just don’t seem quite as long.”
As is tradition, the event culminated with a sea of pink t-shirt clad survivors marching across the Smith Point Bridge, a humbling display of survivors’ spirit and courage, reminding everyone why we walk for hope.
The funds raised through this event have helped us to expand our reach across school districts in Nassau and Suffolk, bringing our life saving message of risk reduction and early detection to young women and men across Long Island.
All proceeds raised by LI2Day stay here on Long Island and The Maurer Foundation is proud to be one of its recipients.