WOODBRIDGE – Despite icy wind and rain, 3,500 people took part in Woodbridge’s 11th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday.
According to American Cancer Society representative Marjorie Kaplan, the walkers raised $365,000 – $55,000 more than last year. The walkers completed three laps around the perimeter of Woodbridge Center Mall – five kilometers or nearly three miles.
Students and staff from the Woodbridge Township School District were among the many community members who took part in the event, which was intended to raise awareness and educate about cancer prevention and early detection as well as raising funds.
Superintendent Dr. John Crowe said he was delighted by the large turnout and was pleased that the Woodbridge Township schools once again helped contribute to the ongoing fight against cancer.
The Woodbridge walk was just one of eight non-competitive walks in the state Sunday morning. There were 27,400 walkers around the state who helped raise $3.2 million, according to Kaplan.
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