BLOOMFIELD (October 27, 2021) – On October 22nd the team at Touchpoints at Bloomfield hosted their 1st Annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in the care center’s parking lot. The venue enabled Touchpoints to keep the residents close and safe while enabling their participation and getting fresh Fall air in the process.
According to Cindy Payne, the Director of Therapeutic Recreation for Touchpoints at Bloomfield, the walk organizer and a breast cancer survivor herself, “It was a huge success. October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a big part of my past and present. I am seven years cancer free and going strong! Last year we were unable to really do a big event due to COVID restrictions but this year we were able to find a way.”
Cindy went on to say, “We raised a decent sum that will be going to Susan G. Komen. Residents signed up for the walk and staff pledged to the residents for their participation at the level of their capability. The staff assisted the recreation department, walking with the residents. Visitors even joined in on the walk. The residents and staff wore pink and pink masks were provided as well. Breast cancer has undoubtedly touched someone in our lives.
She shared a final note that, “One of our residents is a 45 year breast cancer survivor. She said back in those days, there wasn’t as much support as there is now and so she was quite thankful to be a part of the walk.”
Nice job, Touchpoints at Bloomfield team!
* Photos appear with express written permission. Proper COVID precautions were followed for the duration of the event.