The Maurer Foundation proudly put one foot in front of the other joining LI2Day to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer on June 9, 2018. Celebrating the 15th year of the movement, LI2Day’s mission of raising money that stays on Long Island drew hundreds of walkers, volunteers, supporters, and breast cancer survivors for a 13.1 mile walk beginning at Smith Point Park honoring those who have battled breast cancer or currently fighting the disease, as well those working for a cure or providing education to reduce the cases of breast cancer.
The picture perfect weather only brightened Team Maurer’s enthusiasm for the walk. Several board members, staff, volunteers and supporters, led by Dr. Maurer herself, completed the 13.1 mile walk around scenic Smith Point Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Other supporters cheered the walkers along the route and assisted with security.
“I am very proud to contribute to my Mom’s vision of empowering women. It was an honor to walk alongside her and the strong survivors that have overcome so much,” stated Kim Rhatigan, Dr. Virginia Maurer’s daughter.
The walk ended with a tribute to the survivors who were honored with a recording of “Don’t Stop Believing” playing in the background. Following this ceremony, survivors marched across the Smith Point Bridge displaying their courage and fortitude while providing a compelling reminder of why we walk.
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 the recipients.