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Biggest Walk for Hope Yet

Over 500 Attend BCA 10th Annual Walk for Hope

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Greenwich, CT | Added on April 26, 2015 At 09:59 PM

Hundreds behind me are walking down Greenwich Avenue for friends, family, loved ones and for hope. The Breast Cancer Alliance's 10th Annual Walk for Hope saw the largest ever Sunday morning. 

"I think that we are looking at over 500 people in attendance,"said Sharon Phillips, President of the Breast Cancer Alliance.

That's over 1000 sneakers and even a few four-legged friends raising funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Alliance

"This particular event is letting the whole family celebrate or honor people that they know have either recovered from breast cancer or who are struggling with it," said Caroline Brecker, Co-Chair of the 2015 Walk for Hope.

"It gives everyone the feeling that we are out here doing something about this terrible disease and there is a future for people who are survivors," said Phillips.

This years grand marshal was Eddie Calle, a Zumba instructor in town who has become a champion for women's health and fitness.

"It is all about awareness. If you can get people together for a good cause, you raise more awareness and get people to start thinking about certain things and participating in events like this," said Calle.

Among the over 500 in attendance were students representing many of the towns schools.

"We love raising awareness and we always try to raise awareness at our school and this is just a great cause and day to be able to walk for women who have breast cancer," said Gabbie Coffy, a 9th grader at Greenwich Country Day School.

"It's a great experience and we are all out here together. We love coming out to support the BCA and I know some of us have people in our families who have had breast cancer so it's great to be able to be here to support them," said Meredith Antell, a 9th grader at Greenwich Country Day School.

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