Brunch Bunch continues “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”

by beth on September 21, 2021

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Above: Last year, “the Brunch Bunch” made their strides in Southborough. This weekend, they’ll return to Boston for the big annual fundraising walk for American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research and services. (contributed)

Last year, I shared news of two Southborough residents and their Brunch Bunch team, working to raise funds for American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser. When the pandemic forced the team to participate virtually, they publicized their walk in Southborough. This fall, they return to their traditional venue in Boston.

Lynne McKay and Deb Dufault, with their team, will again don their walking shoes and fabulous attire for the annual fundraiser. McKay will be making strides for the 24th year, and Deb Dufault will be stepping out for the 12th year. You can read more about the team from last year’s post.

The team is looking for support from the Southborough Community. Here are excerpts from their announcement:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is more important than ever to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. On September 26th, Lynne McKay, Deb Dufault, and their team, the Brunch Bunch, will be Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  They enjoyed Making Strides in Southborough last year but are glad to be back in Boston for Making Strides this year.  Lynne and Deb both have very personal reasons for Making Strides. . .

Lynne and Deb and their team are passionate about raising funds for the American Cancer Society for the services and the research funding they  provide.  ACS funds young, brilliant researchers who are not established so cannot get government funding.  The research done on breast cancer will also impact other types of cancer.   ACS currently has $76 million in grants for breast cancer research.  To know that the money they raise will not only help with breast cancer discoveries, but with other cancers as well, is truly motivating. 

In addition to funding cancer research, the money raised allows the American Cancer Society to provide important services from a cancer hotline to informational booklets to rides to treatment to catalogs of hats and wigs.  The American Cancer Society has people available to answer questions 24 hours a day every day of the year.  They want to ensure that no one walks alone in their breast cancer journey.  If you or someone you know has been touched by cancer, you know how important these services are to those going through treatment.

Our support for the American Cancer Society matters now more than ever – patients, caregivers, survivors, and the future generations all depend on it.  

If you would like to support the Brunch Bunch for Making Strides, please donate to Lynne or Deb

To hear their stories and support their walks, click the following links:

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