A Big Pink Success: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer


On Sunday, October 2nd, a diverse group of people came together in Georgetown to run and walk to help put an end to breast cancer for the second annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Run at Del Tech in Georgetown.

Milford resident Lorna Petchey treated survivors to lovely pink sashes and pink tote bags filled with goodies. It was a chilly morning but her husband and local DJ Petch kept the crowd moving and dancing with great music.

“It was great to see so many people out here supporting the cause,” said Cindy Canevari, Delaware State Lead Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “I am so thankful for the support and hope others will never have to experience this disease. The money raised helps with those with breast cancer and helps all types of great programs offered by the American Cancer Society.”

Ocean Medical Imaging of Milton was proud to be there as Team Positively Pink and team member Anna Patterson, age 8, the youngest runner of the day, won first place in her division.

“Anna told me she wanted to run the 5k, and she did just that!” says mom Kristin Patterson, Business Manager at Ocean Medical Imaging. “When the race began, she just took off running and finished the race. I am so proud of her accomplishment!

This was the first 5k Anna has ever run. Anna said “there were times I was so tired but just kept running because I want to help all those women who have had breast cancer. My dad is a Radiologist and he helps take care of breast cancer. I want to help too.”

Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers have raised more than $400 million to help fight breast cancer, according to the Making Strides website.