Lancer Spotlight 10/18/22: Lancers against cancer team makes strides through Mount Airy


Alexa Waser

Participants line up to start the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

by Alexa Waser, Editor

Last weekend Key Club and SGA, among other community members, gathered for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, on October 16 to raise money to fight breast cancer.

Club members joined the Linganore “Lancers Against Cancer” team through the American Cancer Socitey, and raised money to take part in the walk through Watkins Park.

By 9:30 am everyone gathered around the stage to hear some speeches from doctors and survivors of breast cancer. They shared stories, thanked everyone for coming, and encouraged everyone to get checked for breast cancer.

Doctors from Maryland Oncology introduce survivors to speak about their experience with breast cancer. (Alexa Waser )

Around the stage there was the registration tent, merchandise, a survivor’s tent, and food being sold.

The park was full of people decked out in pink gear ready to walk and show their support. A huge group gathered at the starting point, where the Mt. Airy cheer team sent them off on the path.

The walk itself started at 10 on the Watkins park trail. The walk stretched to about two and a half miles, and it took you out of the park around downtown Mount Airy and then circled back. There were markers to indicate how far there was left, along with people standing by them, cheering the walkers on with bells and pom poms.

As the walk entered downtown, cars would pass honking and cheering the walkers on as well.

¨It was so fun. A lot of people came out and brought a lot of energy and excitement,” said Key Club president Emily Bollhorst.

Key Club has been taking part in this walk for several years and has become a favorite of their recurring service projects or events.

“I think the walk is a great way to raise money and get people involved. I look forward to it every year and I am very happy with the turnout this year,” said Bollhorst.