Annual Scotch Plains Breast Cancer Walk


Giancarlo Castro

On Saturday, October 14th, Scotch Plains held its annual breast cancer walk in the downtown Scotch Plains at 8 am. Upwards of 100 people came to the event at the Alan M. Augustine Park. The walk started there, and looped a mile around the town, finishing back at the starting point. The fundraiser was in support of breast cancer research, and many who participated in the walk were affected by the disease.
The walk was hosted by Play for Pink, a non-profit organization working at and around the tri-state area to raise funds to fight  breast cancer.
“We’re very happy with the turnout today,” Beth Hornstein, the local representative for the organization, said. “We’ve raised more than $3,000, which touches my heart. Everyone’s contributions are going directly to fighting this awful disease.”
The walk ended at 10 am, where participants were greeted at the park with a multitude of booths and stands promoting healthy living. The event ended with a number of presenters speaking to the walkers about the horrors of cancer, and reminding them that their efforts help bring cancer to an end.