Cancer Survivors Unite at the Inaugural Warrior Walk

June 2 was a very special day as cancer survivors and their families across the country celebrated National Cancer Survivor's Day. To commemorate cancer survivorship in the Rochester community, more than 300 cancer survivors, their friends, family and caregivers laced up their sneakers for the inaugural Warrior Walk: Celebrating Life Beyond Cancer.

The walk/run along the Erie Canal and at the University of Rochester River Campus raised more than $40,000 to support the Judy DiMarzo Survivorship Program. After the walk, participants enjoyed the opportunity to connect with one another over refreshments from local vendors, children's activities, cancer survivorship education and live music.

Five individuals who have battled cancer or supported a loved one with cancer were named Warrior Walk honorees Emma Falk, Shannon Case, Scott Kropman, Leah Shearer and Mary Schwid. Their stories were chronicled in the Spring edition of Dialogue.

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Wegmans, as well as Morgan Stanley and Van Putte Gardens for their generous support.

Please save the date for the second-annual Warrior Walk on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Dialogue Summer 2013

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