Hopkinton Women Walk to Cure Breast Cancer
The For Our Girls team has been collecting donations around town for their participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure.
Submitted by the For Our Girls 3-day team
On Friday morning thousands of dedicated folks will start a 60 mile trek to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer; the Boston Susan G Komen 3-Day walk kicks off early in the morning from Keefe Tech in Framingham and finishes in Boston 3 days later. On Saturday Hopkinton resident Muriel Kramer was outside Colellas Supermarket working to raise more money to support the walk.
Kramer’s team is seeking tax deductible donations to battle breast cancer. This will be the third year for her team, For Our Girls, and they have raised nearly $18,000 in the first two years. They are hoping you will join their efforts and contribute a tax deductible donation today. They are hoping to raise a minimum of $7,000 this year. They will walk nearly 20 miles each day for three days with thousands of other walkers; according to Kramer “it’s hard, celebratory and sobering all at the same time. Everyone has a powerful story to share.”
Kramer and her two older daughters, Lindsay a senior at Hamilton College and Kacey a senior at Hopkinton High School, walk this year to honor a friend Linda who recently lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. “Linda’s story isn’t about cancer,” says Kramer, “it’s about courage and keeping a fiercely positive attitude while living. Linda inspired us all with her zest for life and laughter as well as her passion for her family. Her battle with cancer never took center stage; Linda was and still is an inspiration.”
Donations can be sent by check to Kramer at 39 North Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, and checks should be made out to Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Donations can also be made online by following one of the links below:
The team would like to thank the donors who have helped them raise just about half their goal so far, especially recognizing local business Photographic Images for a donation, Action Copy Plus for a donation of copies to assist in fundraising and Colellas; we raised just over three hundred dollars yesterday outside Colellas. Thank you to all our donors.