New York, NY, November 3, 2011— Madelyn Stein will be out to honor the memory of her aunt, Marcia Pearl, at CancerCare’s Ninth Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope this Sunday, November 6 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, New York. She and more than 1,300 others will lace up their sneakers and walk in support of CancerCare’s National Lung Cancer Program, which provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by lung cancer.
“[My aunt] started going to CancerCare lung cancer support group meetings during her chemo treatments,” says Stein. “The group helped her on lots of different levels. She spoke often and highly of the organization and of many individuals in the group who helped her get through her ordeal. It was a great comfort to her and we wanted to give back.”
The Lung Cancer Walk for Hope has grown from 60 walkers in 2003 to nearly 1,100 walkers in 2010. Last year’s walkers and sponsors raised a record $223,000 for the National Lung Cancer Program.
On-site registration is $40 for adults, $20 for students ages 13-22, and free for children 12 and under. All registered walkers will receive an official Lung Cancer Walk for Hope t-shirt. Registration and check-in begins at 8:00 am and the opening ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 am. The Walk kicks off at 9:15 am.
To learn more or donate, visit www.cancercare.org/lungcancerwalk.