Cancer benefit raises $3,400

Gift of gen­er­os­ity: From left, Linda Ham­mels, Car­ol Ros­tuch­er, state Rep. John Sabat­ina Jr. and Mark Sabat­ina. The walk was in hon­or of their mom, Judy Sabat­ina, who lost her battle with breast can­cer in 1998.

The re­cent Judy’s An­swer for Can­cer 2.5K Walk/Run raised $3,400 for Fox Chase Can­cer Cen­ter. The event, held in memory of Judy Sabat­ina, took place in Pennypack Park, which was dec­or­ated with bal­loon gate­ways at the en­trance. About 100 people par­ti­cip­ated, and they had the op­por­tun­ity to tour the Fox Chase mam­mo­graphy van.

Money was raised by dona­tions and raffle bas­kets. Guests re­ceived good­ie bags, and loc­al hos­pit­als offered giveaways. Loc­al busi­nesses donated food. 

State Rep. John Sabat­ina Jr. (D-174th dist.), whose mom died of breast can­cer in 1998, spoke about his and his broth­er’s ex­per­i­ences as they watched their moth­er battle the dis­ease. ••

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