The Angels 4 Angels team in the annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk is gearing up for the October event while basking in its recent award from the national nonprofit. Rina Wolfe and Roslyn Konter went to Dallas in June to receive an award from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Lifetime Commitment Circle for the team hitting the $1 million fundraising mark. The pair, both members of Ahavath Achim Synagogue, actually accepted the award for the team raising $1.4 million for breast cancer.
Angels for Angels was founded in memory of three friends who passed away from breast cancer before the age of 50. The 4 in Angels 4 Angels is in memory of unnamed angels and countless others who have been lost and others who have survived and thrived.
When Wolfe received the phone call about the honor, she was excited and humbled and insisted that it be shared with her co-captain who had been by her side for the past 12 years of 3-day walks.
“The feeling of being at the table (in Dallas) with the doctors, researchers and scientists who are finding the cure was indescribable. We really couldn’t believe we were there,” Wolfe said.
Angels 4 Angels was inscribed into a permanent mural at the Komen Texas headquarters along with 33 other top fundraisers. Together, through the 3-day walk, they’ve collectively raised more than $34 million.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men that raises money for breast cancer research, education and community outreach. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days.
In addition to Angels 4 Angels, Wolfe chairs the AA Sisterhood’s annual Worship In Pink Shabbat honoring all of those who fought and are fighting cancer either themselves or alongside others. Worship In Pink will be Oct. 6 at AA Synagogue.
If you’re interested in joining the Angels 4 Angels team for the three-day walk, email RinaWolfe10@gmail.com. For more information about the walk, visit komen.org/GetInvolved/SusanGKomen3DayFortheCure.html.