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Walk Against Breast Cancer

by Katie Connors

On Sunday October 18, the lawn in front of the Congregational Church will be bright green; with t-shirts, that is. That is the color everyone will be wearing at the seventh annual Walk against Breast Cancer in Holliston. 

(Participants in The Walk '08 stroll along Prentice Street last fall. Photo credit:  Dawn Waddell) 

The event  will start at 1:30 p.m. with an expected 400 or more walkers joining to fight a disease that has touched too many families.  One hundred percent of all monies raised will be donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, thanks to sponsorships paid by local businesses.  Special “Pink Ribbon” sponsors will have their names displayed on mile markers along the Walk route.

The Walk has raised over $260,000 for cancer research in its six years, making it one of the most successful of Dana Farber’s affiliated Walks.  Registration can be done online or with a printed form that can be downloaded from the website.  Check-in begins at 12:15 the day of the Walk, at Jordan Hall, next to the church.

The Walk is dedicated to one of its founders, Maryellen Miller, who ended her battle with breast cancer on March 18, 2008.  Her many friends and relatives will be joined by others of all ages who want to be part of finding a cure. 

The day will include the special dedication of a flowering tree on the Congregational Church property in Miller’s honor, the five-mile Walk, music, a raffle with a grand prize of American Airline tickets, and refreshments. Volunteers of all ages will help with registration, t-shirt distribution and raffle ticket sales.

Interested in walking, volunteering, donating a raffle item or making a cash donation? See the updated website at  and join us as we Walk toward a cure.