City athletes join in fighting breast cancer

Nailah Edmondson

Nailah Edmondson
City Times

Ever wanted to help support breast cancer patients?

City college women student athletes, coaches and staff are doing just that by participating in San Diego’s 10th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Oct. 21 in Balboa Park.

A firm believer in community service, City College Athletic Director Cassie Macias said she encourages student athletes to take part in community service yearly. Macias said she thought it would be a good idea to get the women athletes, coaches and staff to join and help out given breast cancer’s prevalence as a health issue.

“Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000”, Macias said.

Currently accepting donations, the participants from City College have registered as a team of about 75 for the four-mile walk.

Those interested in making donations to the team can call Macias at (619) 388-3969.

Making Strides has been building awareness since 1993 across the U.S. The foundation has raised more than $230 million so far with a total of 3.5 million walkers.

Donations will go toward new research furthering the discovery of new breast cancer treatments.

City College participants plan to sleep over in the Harry West Gymnasium the night before the walk.

For more information about the Oct. 21 walk, call (619) 682-7445 or go online to www.cancer.org/stridesonline.

Registration the day of the event is at 7 a.m., and the walk begins at 8 a.m.