Editorial: Albany Pink Walk 2016

Editorial: Albany Pink Walk 2016

This past weekend featured the 4th annual Albany Pink Walk.

Two great things about this event, it's for a great cause and 100 percent of the money raised stays right here in our community.

This year 1,247 people participated. That's way up from 854 from last year.

Organizers attribute the higher numbers to the fun atmosphere and the Meredyth Place venue.

They raised $76,000 this year. Also up from $63,000 last year. All expenses were paid for by sponsors which included BMW of Albany, Albany Motorcars,The

Honey Baked Ham Co., Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Dunkin Donuts, and Sam's Club of Albany.

100 percent of the money raised goes to the Phoebe Foundation. That money is used for two funds.

One is the Albany Pink Crisis Fund. The money goes to patients for living expenses which may include childcare, rent or mortgage payments.

The second fund is the Mary Lynn Mason Endowment fund, which helps to pay for overnight lodging and pain and nausea medication for those undergoing cancer treatment.

These funds will help provide patients with the help they need to fight breast cancer.

Our congratulations to all involved with hosting such a successful and worthwhile event.

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved.