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WAYNE - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Valley National Bank is hosting its second "Valley Goes Pink" walk-a-thon, in an effort to support the fight against the deadly disease.
So far total donations exceed over $62,000 with 1,400 confirmed walkers participating, according to Marc Piro, vice president of marketing and public relations at Valley National Bank.
The event takes place Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. at 1460 Valley Rd.
This year's sponsor is CBS-FM radio, who will be on hand with popular weather expert "Mr. G." Special guest Dr. Larry Norton of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Research Center will be present to talk about and answer any questions about his research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells.
Last year, Valley National Bank raised $71,000 in only six weeks for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), which enabled Dr. Norton to hire an additional full time technician/researcher in the research department of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Research Center.
"We're all very proud of the effort we put forth last year and we hope to exceed that amount," said Piro.
There will be various activities available for the kids including a moon bounce, face painting, and hot dogs to munch on.
Corporate sponsors as well chipped in very well this year, said Piro. And they are extending their invitation to their customers and corporate neighbors to join in the fun for a good cause or donate or raise money.
"Our employees are very excited and are looking forward to getting together for a great day," he added.
Participants can sign up the day of the event. The walk-a-thon kicks off at 11 a.m. The rain date is Oct. 17, same time same place.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. putao tours In 2006, the most recent year numbers are available, 191,410 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,820 women died from the disease.
The CBCF was founded to raise