Jacksonville, FL (October 26, 2013) – Jacksonville D-Riskers made strides for breast cancer awareness and support, joining more than 10,000 others in the community, at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Wendy Jones-Schwartz stepped up to serve as team captain and led the team of 10 D-Riskers, family, and friends.
The Jacksonville Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is an annual 5k walk around The Jacksonville Landing. The event kicked off at 9:00 a.m. and provided live entertainment, zumba classes, and prize giveaways.
“Seeing the unity of all races, all ages, and different religious backgrounds coming together to fight one cause was an amazing sight”, said Justina Mike, Digital Risk participant.
The Jacksonville Digital Risk team exceeded their fundraising goal of $1,000 and raised more than $1,700. The event itself raised more than $300,000 for the American Cancer Society, which will go towards research, education, and support for those fighting breast cancer. D-Risker Mona Tompkins stated, “It was an amazing and exhilarating experience to see so many people care about each other. I am already looking forward to next year and how we can raise even more money.”
“What a great record breaking day,” commented team captain Wendy Jones-Schwartz. “Seeing pink shirts as far as we could see ahead and behind us made our hearts swell that we were a part of such a wonderful event.”