Thriving Survivors’ candlelight walk in Nutley

Nutley Thriving Survivors Inc., a support program for breast  cancer survivors who live and work in Nutley, is preparing for its 9th annual celebration walk and brunch.

The Candlelight Celebration Walk will take place Friday, Oct. 7,  starting  at 6 p.m. in front of Walker Middle School, 315 Franklin Ave., and continuing through Yanticaw Park.

Registration will be accepted right up to and including the evening of the walk.  The $15 fee includes a black sweatshirt with pink lettering, candle, water, hot dog and luminaria in memory of or in celebration of a breast cancer survivor. Music by Slipped Disc entertainment will be provided.  Special guests this year are the Guardians of the Pink Ribbon, who will be on hand with their pink fire truck.

The Celebratory Brunch will be held Sunday, Oct. 30,  at 10 a.m. at the Starlight Dance Center Ballroom, 7 High Street in Nutley.  Featured speaker will be Yoga Grand Master Tao Porchon-Lynch with special guest Maryanda Griese.  The brunch is open to all, however, through a grant from Roche, women who live or work in Nutley and who are breast cancer survivors are invited free of charge.  They may also bring one guest, free of charge.  All supporters are welcome at the cost of $30.

In addition to Roche,  Nutley Unico, Montclair Radiology, Mayor Joanne Cocchiola and the Department of Public Affairs are  co-sponsors of  the events.

For information on registration for either event, call 973-284-4975 or email


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