2016 Twin Peaks Preservation Stroll for Cancer

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, the third annual Twin Peaks Preservation Stroll took place at the Charlestown Rathskeller.

Pat Ready, a breast cancer survivor of 23 years and Nancy Ringler, a breast cancer survivor of four years joined forces to bring cancer awareness to Southern Rhode Island through the Stroll. The proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to fight all cancers.

These two brave survivors are to be commended by increasing cancer awareness, the need for early detection and finding a cure for this horrific disease that affects someone in all our families.

In 2014, they raised $8,000, in 2015 $9,000 and this year’s selfless donation to the American Cancer Society will be added up soon.

I want to thank Charlestown businesses including the Charlestown Rathskeller who hosted the event. About 100 contributors walked the 5K.

Last year the Charlestown Town Council gave Patty and Nancy a Commendation for their selfless service to the Town and those suffering from this dreaded disease. It is this grassroots effort that will finally stop cancer.

This year Patty Ready was the Master of Ceremony. Paula Ciminero sang “I”m Going To Love You Thru It” with Tom Ready as her guitar player. Then after Town Council President Tom Gentz and State Representative Blake Filippi welcomed those gathered, Diane Possemato from Pure Haven Essentials, Barbara Thornton and Sandy Puchalski spoke about their bouts with cancer.

Pat Ready and Nancy Ringler embody the true spirit of Charlestown by giving back unselfishly to the Town of Charlestown.

Tom Gentz

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