Multiple Teams · Boone Grove Cheer Help Make Strides Against Cancer


The skies were gray and ominous above the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve on Sunday morning, but the grounds below were awash in bright and colorful pink for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

The annual event came to the trails in its new location this year, having been hosted in downtown Valparaiso in the past, and Lori Morrison, senior manager for community development for the American Cancer Society, said despite some flooding on the trails, the event was a success.

“This is our major fundraising that focuses specifically on breast

Photos courtesy of Kale Wilk of the NWI Times.
Photos courtesy of Kale Wilk of the NWI Times.

cancer awareness, and we have a really good turnout, especially considering the weather and the new location. I love the sea of pink!” Morrison said while smiling and surveying the mass of families, individuals, couples and large groups from local companies and clubs.

 During the opening ceremonies, cheerleaders from Boone Grove’s middle school and high school, large pink ribbons in their ponytails, revved up the crowd.

“The legends, the legacy lives on forever. The power of pink has never been better. Fight like a girl, show your pink pride!” they cheered…

Click here for the full 10/15/17 NWI Times article written by Heather Augustyn.