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Phoebe Foundation Cancels Albany Pink Walk for Cancer, Encourages Virtual Participation

Phoebe Foundation announced today that it will cancel this year’s Albany Pink Walk for Cancer due to concerns around coronavirus and the need to take an abundance of caution, especially with high-risk populations. The event was scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Each year, hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, and members of the community raise funds to support local cancer patients and join together to raise awareness by walking as a large single entity. “These supporters are largely and actively connected to current cancer patients and/or survivors with compromised immune systems. Necessary precautions call for high-risk populations to avoid large public gatherings and direct contact with masses of people,” said Carolyn Higgins, President & Chief Fundraising Officer of Phoebe Foundation. 

In lieu of the large community gathering, participants are encouraged to walk on their own in their neighborhoods this Saturday and share photos and videos with the Albany Pink Facebook page and using the hashtag #AlbanyPink2020.

Pre-registered participants needing to pick up prize bags and those wishing to participate and register in the virtual walk, can still do so at Phoebe HealthWorks, 311 3rd Ave. Albany, GA 31701. The current schedule for pick-up is listed below.

Thursday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 13 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Albany Pink Walk for Cancer is very simple: help as many people as possible.  Since the walk’s inception, more than $350,000 has been raised to benefit patients in the community.

“The support and generosity from the community has enabled us to assist patients in financial crisis, provide mammograms and provide diagnostic and assistive supplies. The Albany Pink mission has expanded to provide assistance to patients with all types of cancers. We extend a big thank you to each and every one of you who has participated in some way to make this event possible and we apologize for any inconvenience,” added Higgins.