Shawn Widmyer-Natale’s whole world changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s.
The 5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Sunday in Riverhead to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition. The annual loop around Tanger Outlets drew hundreds of supporters.
About 35 years ago, when Dr. Louis Avvento was completing his residency, he decided to enter the oncology and hematology field, which studies cancer.
“I was fascinated by the disease itself,” said the 62-year-old Southampton resident. “We had very little in the way of drugs back then and I was inspired to join something in its infancy to hopefully see it grow.” READ
The 14th Annual 5k Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness was held Sunday to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition. The annual loop around Tanger I and II drew hundreds of supporters.
The largest group to take part in the walk Sunday was Team Randi, the family and friends of Randi Spero, who lost her battle with the deadly disease two years ago today.
“It’s great to see so many people from our community and beyond come out to support such an important effort,” said Amy Spero, Randi’s daughter. The Spero family served as grand marshals for the event.[nggallery id=436 template=galleryview]