2021 Walk Award and Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Support-A-Walk Awards and Contests. Individuals and teams across the country participated in our Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer on October 3, 2021, exemplifying our theme “Walk With Us, Wherever You Are.”

Our Spirit Awards are given to recognize those who raise funds. Based on fundraising done before the day of the Walk, there are awards for Teams that raised the most funds, Teams with the most donors, and Individuals without a team who raised the most funds.

We also held contests for Team Banners or Signs, and T-shirts. We were thrilled to receive so many photos from participants who created signs or t-shirts to show why they walk.

Please scroll down to see all of our winners!


2021 Support-A-Walk: Spirit Award Winners

In each category we have listed our first, second and third place winners, based on funds raised before the day of the Walk.

Teams that raised the most funds:

  1. Lillian’s Girls (Team Captain: Debra Paget)
  2. Emerald Angels (Team Captain: Geri Moran)
  3. In Memory of Elizabeth Chaparro (Team Captain: Sarah Pace)

Teams with the most donors:

  1. Lillian’s Girls (Team Captain: Debra Paget)
  2. In Memory of Elizabeth Chaparro (Team Captain: Sarah Pace)
  3. Christina Rae’s Circle of Support (Team Captain: Christina Rae)

Individuals without a team who raised the most funds:

  1. Samantha Berg
  2. Marlene Stager
  3. Visala Ekanadham

2021 Support-Walk: Team Banner Contest Winners

First Place: Friends of Caroline (Team Captain: Carrieann Tropea): Carrie Tropea formed Friends of Caroline when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Friends of Caroline was one of Support Connection’s first walk teams. Carrie’s mother fought breast cancer for 12 years; she passed in June 2007. Friends of Caroline continues to walk in her memory, and Carrie is proud to have her daughter Isabella by her side. Carrie says her mother will always be her hero. Even though Isabella was not blessed to know her grandmother, she loves her and carries on her caring, compassionate and kind spirit.

Friends of Caroline banner

Second Place: Sister Sister (Team Captain: JoAnn Johnson): Sister Sister has walked in the Support-A-Walk for the past 15 years. The team was originally called Peggy’s Angels, but in 2009 they changed their name to Sister Sister to support Peggy’s sister Carol. Team members walk in several states to honor and remember family and friends both near and far.

Sister Sister banner

Third Place: Walter Panas High School Field Hockey (Team Captain: Leah DiSisto): For years, the Walter Panas High School Girls Field Hockey Team has participated in and raised funds for Support Connection’s Annual Support-A-Walk. This year they walked in memory of Laura Ceruzzi.

Walter Panas HS Field Hockey banner

2021 Support-Walk: T-Shirt Contest Winners

First Place: Lucia’s Love (Team Captain: Nora Ohlmann) This is the 11th year that team Lucia’s Love has participated in our Support-A-Walk. They walk to honor breast cancer survivor Lucy. Lucia’s Love applauds Lucy’s strength and bravery, celebrating her and all cancer survivors.

Lucia’s Love t-shirts

Second Place: Tina’s Team (Team Captain: Ann Marie Rodier) Tina’s Team has participated in the Support-A-Walk for the past 15 years. They walk in loving memory of Tina Giordano.

Tina’s Team t-shirts

Third Place: Christina Rae’s Circle of Support (Team Captain: Christina Rae) For years Christina Rae has been a Support Connection supporter and donor, organizing fundraisers on behalf of the organization. After her breast cancer diagnosis, Christina created a Walk team to raise funds and awareness for Support Connection’s critical support services.

Christina Rae’s Circle of Support t-shirts
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