It’s Time To Walk For Breast Cancer

Members of the Starrett City Lions raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

Members of the Starrett City Lions raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

The Starrett City Lions will be walking and showing their support on Saturday, October 24th for Breast Cancer (their team name is Starrett City Lions Plus Friends); as October is Breast Cancer awareness month. This is the 6th Annual walk that the Starrett City Lions have participated in and each year the Spring Creek Towers community shows their support by wearing pink and walking throughout the SCT community, starting at the G Field at Pennsylvania and Schroders Avenue. Registration for the walk is at 9am and the walk will start at 11am. Walkers will receive a gift bag in appreciation for their participation in the Breast Cancer Walk. As walkers make it back to the finish line they will be in for a real treat as there will be face painting and vendors will have items for sale, DJ Sean will be providing music throughout the day for everyone’s listening pleasure and will be joined by WBLS and Hot 97. Both IS 364 and FDA VIII will be joining in the walk for Breast Cancer. FDA VIII will be hosting a fundraising breakfast on Saturday morning prior to the start of the walk. The breakfast will be $5 a person. The breakfast will run from 9am to 11am. Janice Lacroix, chairperson of the event will be joined by Lion’s president, Max Abelson and they are expecting a large turnout for this great event. “The community is very excited to walk and show their support for Breast Cancer,” said Lacroix. People can still make donations by mail. Donations can be made by check or money orders and should be made out to the American Cancer Society and can be mailed to: Starrett City Lions Club, c/o Janice Lacroix, P. O. Box 172, Brooklyn, NY 11239

By Pamela Stern


Photos Courtesy of: Janice Lacroix


Did you know….

SONY DSCPanera Bread has announced the return of its Pink Ribbon Bagel to its menu at participating bakery-café locations including at the Gateway Center to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, the Pink Ribbon Bagel is a cherry-vanilla bagel featuring cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar, and is baked fresh each morning by Panera’s bakers at each participating bakery-café. During the month of October, Panera Bread will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of its Pink Ribbon Bagel to NBCF, whose mission is helping women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. The funds raised will support its various programs including free mammogram and diagnostic breast care services for women. “We are pleased to announce the return of the Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign at Panera Bread, said Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprises, Inc., the Panera Bread franchisee for Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. “While the National Breast Cancer Foundation continues to work to eliminate and prevent breast cancer, we are proud to support the fight against the disease by partnering with this wonderful organization to help those affected by breast cancer.” Photo courtesy of: Doherty Enterprises