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Rays of Hope Shines Despite Rain

November 01, 2019

“You are the reason why Rays of Hope has been so successful,” shouted event founder Lucy Guiggio-Carvahlo from the stage at the 26th annual Rays of Hope Walk & Run Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer on Oct. 27.

And, she’s right. Since Lucy’s vision became a reality in 1994, more than $15 million has been raised through Rays of Hope, all of which stays local. These funds support research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, state-of-the-art equipment, breast health programs, outreach and education throughout Baystate Health, and grants for complimentary therapies and cancer programs throughout western Massachusetts.

Though it was a rainy morning, the route swelled with walkers and runners, with participants showing up to make a difference, show their support, and in many cases, heal. “

Today we’re here to cheer on those who are actively going through treatment, applaud the survivors, and to remember those how have left this life,” shared Grace Makari-Judson, MD, during the event’s program.

There’s still time to help. Your donation can help in the fight to see a generation without breast cancer. Donate today.