University Holds 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Participants from campus community raised more than $8,200 to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research.

The mood was festive and enthusiastic in Zanfino Plaza on October 7, as another successful Walk for the Cure took off with more than 541 walkers from numerous departments all across campus. The 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk raised more than $8,200 for research and to promote breast cancer awareness. Donations will be accepted through October 22. Funds will be distributed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.

“The turnout for the 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was fantastic,” says Karen Hilberg, associate director of recreation, and one of the coordinators of the event. “The Breast Cancer Awareness Walk continues to contribute to developing a sense of community at William Paterson University. I believe students, faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy coming together to learn more about breast cancer and its impact on people’s lives as well as support a variety of charities that are striving to find a cure. It’s a way that we can all try to make a difference in the just one hour!”

The funds were raised through donations from participants, and the sale of 416 butterfly-shaped paper tributes containing messages of support and caring which were attached to shrubs and trees throughout the campus.

To make a donation, contact Hilberg in the Rec Center, or Francisco Diaz, assistant vice president for campus life, in the Student Development Office.