Walk to Empower on Mother's Day

Walk to Empower Still Shy of Fundraising Goal
May 10, 2009 5:52:44 PM PDT
(Press Release) More than 30,000 people were a part of a great Mother's Day tradition in Grant Park at Breast Cancer Network of Strength's Walk to Empower. But area citizens are encouraged to continue to make donations to help reach this year's goal of raising $4 million in Chicago to help ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. Contributions are welcome at

"Even when we face difficulties like a breast cancer diagnosis, it's great to see optimistic faces that show how much hope we have," added Corporate Team Chair Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton LLP. Grant Thornton was a national official sponsor and the firm participated in 13 Walk to Empower events across the country on Mother's Day. "It was an honor to be here to help ensure no one faces breast cancer alone."

The Walk to Empower benefits Breast Cancer Network of Strength® (formerly known as Y-ME). Funds do not go toward research. Instead, Network of Strength provides programs and services that provide immediate support to anyone affected by breast cancer.

"This event allows us to touch lives in the future," said Margaret C. Kirk, Network of Strength President & CEO. "The experience on Mother's Day demonstrates that even in stressful times, we can come together and know we're making a difference, even for those we don't know but who may one day need us."

Funds are still being tallied toward raising this year's nationwide goal of $9 million to help ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. Donations are still welcome at