Monday, September 28, 2015

Seymour Pink’s ‘Pounding the Pavement for Pink’ grows in popularity

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> More than 2,200 runners and walkers from 17 states will soon lace up their sneakers in an effort to kick breast cancer to the curb.

According to Seymour Pink Founder Mary Deming, Seymour Pink’s 4th annual ‘Pounding the Pavement for Pink’ 5k walk/run, sponsored by Haynes Construction, has significantly grown in popularity since the first 5K held in 2012. Last year’s attendance of 1,800 runners and walkers exceeded Deming’s expectations, and this year will be no exception. Deming anticipates upwards of “2,500” people to participate in this year’s event on Oct. 3, plus another 1,000 spectators cheering from the sidelines.

“Once again, this is due to a community’s response to unite against a diagnosis that has touched so many friends and family,” Deming said. “With Connecticut being # 2 in the nation for most breast cancer cases, we have heard those words, ‘You have breast cancer’ way too many times.”
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