Oct. 15, 2012
BOSTON - On Sunday Oct. 14, members of the BU women's rowing team participated in the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade to help raise breast cancer awareness.
In addition to the team walking, WeCanRow, a wellness and recovery program for breast cancer survivors that is supported by the BU women's rowing team, launched its boats from BU's DeWolfe Boathouse and rowed along the Esplanade in support of the event.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the nation's oldest and largest one-day fundraiser. Organizers of the Walk said their goal is to bring the community together to support women who have had breast cancer, to emphasize the importance of early detection and to raise $3 million each year, which goes towards breast cancer research in the Boston area. Over 40,000 walkers participate annually.
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