NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thursday marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The usual fundraising events, like breast cancer walks, are going to be much different this year. In fact, as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, one of Long Island’s biggest fundraisers has become a drive-thru event.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Cancer doesn’t wait. So, this year, awareness and action are even more important.
But, these kinds of mass gatherings, especially for cancer patients and survivors, are simply off limits during the pandemic.COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Long Island elected officials, spokeswomen for the American Cancer Society and survivors gathered to make sure breast cancer awareness stays top of mind this month.
“I just want to thank the American Cancer Society for all the things that they’re doing, for having my back and my front in so many ways throughout my fight over the past 16 months,” said Adina Perullo, a breast cancer survivor.
The most interesting announcement: this year’s Making Strides fundraiser will be a drive-thru event.
The fully in-car, rolling pep rally at Jones Beach will be fully compliant with COVID-19 safety guidelines. But, you must make reservations online, ahead of time, for a timeslot on October 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
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