Why I am walking in the LI2DayWalk

Why am I walking at the LI2Day Walk on June 10th?

I am walking in honor of my mom who was diagnosed over a quarter of a century ago. I still remember my dad driving her every day for weeks from their home in Nassau County to Manhattan for her radiation treatment. The thought of her not having been here to watch her 5 grandchildren grow up is unfathomable. We are fortunate.

I am walking for the 4 women in my hometown, women in their 40’s and 50’s, moms of my children’s friends, who ultimately lost their hard-fought battle, leaving behind husbands and young children.

I am walking for my two sorority sisters and a professional colleague and friend who are fighting the fight today.

I am walking for all of the women I do not have a personal connection to that are fighting this dreadful disease.

Most of all, I am walking for my two daughters who I hope and pray will never be faced with this horrible diagnosis and will see a cure in their lifetime. I am walking so one day I don’t have to.

Join us on June 10th in the fight against breast cancer at Long Island’s annual breast cancer walk.  We go on a 13.1 mile walk around Smith Point Park in Shirley, culminating in an uplifting closing ceremony to remind participants and survivors alike why we walk to end breast cancer.  Funds raised through this event stay on Long Island and help spread awareness in our local community.  Support our team as a walker, a virtual walker or by donating to the Maurer Foundation team. Your support is greatly appreciated.