Our CEO Vanessa Best is an advocate for raising awareness on breast cancer—and she walks the talk, quite literally.
Best recently participated at the 25th Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an annual fundraising event. This year, the event was held at Jones Beach, and Best is part of an estimated 65,000 participants who walked their way to raise funds for this endeavor.
The event raised around $3 million, and Best, a Long Islander, is proud to be a part of this event. According to her, research states that the Suffolk and Nassau counties witnessed breast cancer incidence rates 13 to 18 percent higher than the statewide average.
Best says that it is a unique privilege to be a part of a support system to not just her friends and family, but also to a community united against the fight against breast cancer.
“Joining other Long Islanders to walk in support of such a great cause was rewarding,” says Best. “There were many survivors, and there were also those who walked in remembrance of their loved ones.”