Watts breast cancer walk raises $50K

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The crowd of 1,000 participants at The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk raised $50,000 on Sunday for breast cancer research and for programs for people battling the disease.

The top photo shows a group of students from the Iroquois Job Corps Center in Medina at the beginning of the 5-kilometer walk.

The $50,000 raised on Sunday brings the total to $325,000 over 10 years since Watt Farms started hosting the event.

The American Cancer Society organizes other walks in the region and they typically are in urban areas. There was another Making Strides walk on Sunday at Jamestown Community College.

The walk in Albion differs from the others for its farm setting, said Monica Dailey, a specialist for community events for the American Cancer Society.

She praised the participants and Karen Watt, co-owner of the farm and a breast cancer survivor, for working so hard on the Making Strides walk at Watt Farms.

“The community rallies together,” she said. “You see a sea of pink.”