Tuesday, November 2, 2010

7 of 55,000

Seven walkers represented Peconic Bay Zonta among the crowd of 55,000 (Newsday's estimate) "Making Strides Against Cancer" at Jones Beach on October 17, 2010.

Barbara, her husband Richard, Kay, Kay's friend Judy, and Mona did the official five-mile walk. Mona's husband Michael and Mona's mom Rose, age 88, took a more leisurely path.

We never spotted Sharon and husband Ron from the Greater Queens club, who were somewhere in the crush of walkers. We heard from Kathy, Long Island club, who reported that she and Sister Evelyn from Long Island, as well as Phoebe from the Suffolk club, were all stuck in impenetrable traffic.

In the end, our Zonta International team raised $905 through the American Cancer Society website. More dollars were turned in the day of the walk and checks are still coming in. So the final tally will be closer to $1,000.

For next year, we'll explore Kathy's suggestion: Do our own Zonta Area 1 walk to raise money for cancer research and toast our efforts over lunch. Barbara, who takes the lead on this activity, will get it organized.

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