NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Hundreds of people walked for a great cause in the Elm City Sunday.
It was all to fight and find a cure for women’s reproductive cancers. Over 500 people attended the Beverly Levy Walk.
News 8’s Renee Chmiel emceed the event. It honored survivors and those struggling with women’s reproductive cancers.
“My mom has been a patient for over a year at Smilow and once I discovered this walk, I wanted to make sure I participated because the doctors and the nurses, and the staff here are just really really wonderful,” said volunteer Carrie Roberts.
“This is important to me because in January of 2013, my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and one year later, January 15th, 2014 she passed away from ovarian cancer. So I do this for her,
I don’t want anyone going through what she went through,” said Meredith Pacelli, Co-chairman of the Discovery to Cure committee.
Organizers say their goal is to raise awareness and to educate women to get check for cancer earlier.