Healthy Living: Local News
Walk Raises Funds To Help Those With Breast Cancer
Story Updated: May 2, 2013
The Gouverneur Business Women Breast Cancer Walk is unique in that all the money raised stays local to help women directly.
To date some 365 women have been helped as they fight their personal battle against breast cancer.
Nicole Carr is the third generation in her family to have breast cancer and during this difficult time the 40 year old single mother says she is thankful for the financial help and moral support she has received from the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Walk Fund.
"One thing you don't need when you have cancer is stress and even financial stress, that burden was taken off me so much that it really helped a lot," said Carr.
"We help throughout, not just the current treatment, but the five year period when they're still in recovery before they are considered in remission," said organizer Terry Pistolesi.
Now in its 12th year, the annual walk has become a tradition for many with more than $622,000 raised to help women in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
This year's walk is Saturday, May 18, starting in downtown Gouverneur.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and openeing ceremonies are scheduled for 10:15 a.m.
"I used to walk in honor of my mom and my grandmother and my aunt and now that I'm a part of it, it just makes me feel proud," said Carr.
For more information on the walk or to apply for assistance, visit www.gouverneurbreastcancerwalk.com.