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Suffolk Hosts Thousands for Breast Cancer Walk at Eastern Campus

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the American Cancer Society's (ACS) premier event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer, was held for the first time at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead on Sunday October 23. The event attracted 3,500 participants and raised thousands for cancer research.

In conjunction with the event, Suffolk County Community College and ACS have established the Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers Scholarship.

“We're coming together to support women battling breast cancer, to remember those who've lost the battle, and to push for continued advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment,” Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay said.

“We are proud to host this event for the first time on our Eastern Campus, and look forward to a long and successful relationship with the American Cancer Society and the search for a cure. I urge everyone who can to visit our beautiful campus to take part in this important event,” McKay said.

“The Suffolk Community College Foundation is celebrating this event and raising awareness of breast cancer on Long Island with the establishment of the Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers Scholarship”, explained Dr. Sylvia Diaz, Suffolk Community College Foundation executive director. “This is the first of its kind scholarship at Suffolk and we are delighted to provide this critical and humane support to students and families impacted by breast cancer in hopes that their studies will make a difference in the fight against this cruel disease.”

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