Yorktown ISD holds cancer walk
By Roger Cowan
This past week, Yorktown ISD hosted a Cancer Walk to support breast cancer awareness.
This year’s event resulted in the largest turnout to date, with the entirety of the YISD staff and students, as well as over 100 community members participating. Walkers are encouraged to wear as much pink as they can find.
The walk was created by Sylvia Hernandez seven years ago. In her absence, the walk was continued by Mary Romans and Malarie Rodriguez. Organizers encourage walkers to honor those they have lost to breast cancer and rejoice with those that have survived. Pink items such as stickers, necklaces, footballs, and bracelets are handed out, along with information on self examination and preventative care.
The first half of the walk, participants walk in silence as the names of those lost are read aloud. After the walk, a picture of breast cancer survivors in attendance are taken. The information, pink footballs, and bracelets were provided by Cuero Regional Hospital.
Mary Romans shared the story of a lady from Houston in attendance this year who stated it was a beautiful thing and that she would attend every year from now on.
The Yorktown ISD Cancer Walk was not a fundraising event. It is held strictly to raise awareness and honor those who battling breast cancer and those who are no longer with us.