Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 19, 2015 · Page A14
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page A14

Rochester, New York
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Monday, October 19, 2015
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Page14A Monday,October19,2015 DemocratandChronicle. com FORTHOUSANDSOF SMALLBUSINESSES, HUNDREDSOFWAYS NEWYORKSTATECANHELP. SmallbusinessistheengineoftheNewYorkStateeconomy.That’swhywedoeverythingpossibletohelpyourbusinessgrowand prosper,likehelpingyoumeetyourfinancialneeds.Todate,we’vehelpedfacilitate$1billioninsmallbusinessloans.AndweoFer resourceslikementorshipandtechnicalassistance.Wedon’tjusthaveafewwaystohelpyousucceed. Wehavehundreds.Let’stalk.Becausewhenyourbusinesssucceeds,wealldo. Howcanwehelpyou?Callusat800-782-8369 NOPAYMENTSFOR12MONTHS! WINDOWS SIDING•DOORS Cancer Society in Rochester. For the fifth straight year, Kathy Fiorella, 40, of Irondequoit, walked the three-mile route as part of t he event with her daugh- t ers Emma, 12, and Hann ah, 15. A five-year survivor, Fiorella said she takes part in the event to raise awareness and funds for research, “so hopefully my girls won’t have to deal with breast cancer.” Crisona said funds raised through the walk a re directed to research, s upport and preventative- c are education. “ The more people come, the more we raise and the closer we are to finishing the fight,” he said. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. More than one- sixth of the estimated 321,840 women diagnosed with breast cancer this year will die from the disease, according to the A merican Cancer Society. Each survivor wore a pink rose and held a pink balloon, each with a number of years past diagnosis scrawled in black marker. “This means a lot to me,” said Jaci Riorden, 51, o f Fairport, who walked with her Siberian husky R ory. The pair, decked out in pink with Rory in a tutu and bandanna. “My mom d ied from breast cancer in 1991. We do this every year for her.” Gwen Jones-Griffin, 51, had a double mastectomy 2½ years ago. “ This walk is about life and love,” said Jones- G riffin of Rochester. “Life; not just for myself, but for others. I did the walk for years before I w as ever diagnosed. Now Itake it one day at a time.” The walk started and ended with dancing and music at Frontier Field, a nd included a traveling p arty on Plymouth Avenue and Main Street downtown. Shannon Leonard, 29, of Rochester walked Sund ay with a dozen friends a nd family members in honor of her grandmother and two other relatives diagnosed with breast cancer in the past year. “ This means a lot to us b ecause they are survivors,” said said. “They’re still here with us, but they’re fighting, we’re fighting, we’re fighting a ll together.” V FREILE@Gan- TINA MACINTYRE-YEE@TYEE23/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Janni Greene of Rochester is a 15 year survivor of breast cancer and was walking with her extended family. Walk Continued from Page 3A "This walk is about life and love." GWEN JONES-GRIFFITH, CANCER SUR VIVOR TINA MACINTYRE-YEE@TYEE23/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Joanna Blount of Gates, Cathy Zinni of LeRoy, Cathy Briggs of Spencerport and Piera Carubia of LeRoy, all cousins except Briggs and Carubia, who are sisters, walked to honor a relative.

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