‘Waging War on Cancer’ Team Plans Lots to Do Locally

05 Sep, 2012

By Rebecca Mazin


LARCHMONT, MAMARONECK–Four Mamaroneck High School Juniors, Molly Cohn, Sarah Cohn, Laura Gardiner and Charlotte Rieder have banded together to form a team to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on October 21st and 22nd. They will walk 39 miles, sleep in pink tents and raise money as a team Waging War on Cancer (WWOC). Each participant pledges to raise $1,800 to walk and the group is on their way. In addition to individual efforts WWOC will benefit from September and October events.


Tag Sale for The Girls; Saturday, September 8th


On Saturday, September 8th stop by the Tag Sale for the Girls where all proceeds from purchases will go to support the team. From 9 am to 12 noon you will find bargains, snacks and lemonade at 5 Harmony Drive in Larchmont. The sale will include household items, decorative things, books and other surprises. If you have some high quality stuff ready to be sold send an email to maryrebeccaavonwalk@gmail.com for instructions.


Items will be priced from $1 to $20 and sorry, no negotiating. Every dollar goes to the Avon Walk to fund prevention, care, research and services in the New York area. Checks will be gladly accepted with receipts for a tax deductible donation provided.


Join the War Effort and Shop at Pink On Palmer; Sunday, September 9th


The war effort against breast cancer continues when Pink on Palmer opens on Sunday, September 9th with special shopping hours between 12 noon and 4 pm. Pink on Palmer owner Judy Graham will be donating 10% of all of the purchases made on September 9th to the WWOC Avon Breast Cancer Walk team. Pink on Palmer is located at 1907 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont, the corner of Palmer and Chatsworth.


Oktoberfest 2012; Sunday, October 7th


It’s back; bigger and better. Oktoberfest will take over Larchmont Avenue between Addison Street and the Boston Post Road on Sunday afternoon and evening, October 7th. Sponsors Auray Gourment, Espana and Visions of Tomorrow have fabulous activities planned for all ages to enjoy between 1 pm and 9 pm. No need to cook lunch or dinner, it will all be available, and delicious, at Oktoberfest. The WWOC team will be there to help out and, thanks to the sponsors, sell raffle tickets for prizes from Larchmont businesses.


Auray Gourmet co-owner Ben Aiello is looking forward to this year’s Oktoberfest saying, “It’s exciting to be able to expand the event to bring even more people together to share great food, fun and the spirit that makes the area a great place to live.”


Top 10 Reasons to Donate to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer:


Goal: $1,800.00

Achieved: $542.90


1. Your donation will inspire me as I walk more than 39 miles over two days. Yup, 39 miles, a marathon on Saturday, October 21st and 13.5 miles to top it off on Sunday, October 22nd. In between I will sleep in a pink tent on Randall’s Island. Sounds tough but it’s got to be a walk in the park compared to breast cancer treatment.


2. Because these famous breast cancer survivors are not in my address book; Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ellerbee, Melissa Etheridge, Edie Falco, Carly Fiorina, Peggy Fleming, Dorthoy Hamill, Ruth Handler, Patti LaBelle, Janet Napolitano, Martina Navratilova, Cynthia Nixon, Sandra Day O’Connor, Nancy Regan, Cokie Roberts, Robin Roberts, Carly Simon, Gloria Steinem, Jaclyn Smith and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


3. I know a number of survivors, and would like to know more, or more women who could be helped by better treatment, or better yet help fund prevention and research for a cure.


4. Because these are some of the women who lost the breast cancer battle and can’t give; Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Edwards, Fannie Lou Hammer, Molly Ivings, Jill Ireland, Juliette Gordon Low, Linda McCartney, Agusta Maron, Donna Moses, Minnie Ripperton, Rebecca Sinn and Dusty Springfield. (Send me a note if you have a name you would like added to this list.)


5. My son Ross gave! (I’m working on Seth.)


6. $150 buys a mammogram for a woman who can’t afford one. Not something I’ve ever even thought about since I have health insurance.


7. 80% of the money raised stays local providing grants in our own back yard including Northern Westchester Hospital, Gods Love We Deliver, NYU Cancer Institute, Columbia Presbyterian and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


8. If I get enough donations I don’t have to start selling extra items from my home during the Tag Sale for The Girls, Saturday, September 8, 9 am to 12 noon, 5 Harmony Drive, Larchmont.


9. You can’t all possibly come to Pink on Palmer on Sunday, September 9th, to shop. The owner is donating 10% of all sales from noon to 4 pm. But if you can come I’m looking forward to seeing you there!


10. Please. Because I said, “Please.”


Thank you,


Rebecca


photo: courtesy Avon Breast Cancer walk
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