More than 90 ENC students, faculty, and staff are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this Sunday by participating in a 5-mile walk in Boston to help put an end to breast cancer.
Resident directors Jay Govoni and Julita Bailey organize ENC’s team for the walk. Last year 24 people from ENC walked, but that number has grown exponentially to 95 people.
Two busses will leave the front gate at 8 a.m. on Sunday to transport walkers into Boston for the event. Students are still able to sign up for the walk, but people that sign up now may have to take the T to the walk.
“We are likely going to have to have a group stay back and take the T if everyone that signed up actually shows up,” Govoni said.
ENC’s team has an overall fundraising goal of $2,500. Overall, 839 teams and 6,034 participants have raised just shy of $800,000 already.
“Our fundraising goal is any amount that will help towards finding a cure and will help women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer,” Govoni said. “Every penny counts.”
The men’s baseball and women’s basketball teams will be participating with ENC in the 5-mile walk.
Govoni has a personal reason for walking.
“I am inspired to walk in support of three moms I know that currently have breast cancer and in the memory of lost family members of my wife who battled breast cancer and whom I sadly never had the chance to meet,” Govoni said.
ENC students are still encouraged to sign up whether or not they can fundraise. Students should contact Govoni or Bailey.