TFC Turns Out in Memory of Yvette S. Walker at Komen Greater NYC’s Race for the Cure

Family Center Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb (second from left) and other friends and loved ones of Yvette

Yvette's daughters, Ashley (left) and Nyesha (right), hold a photo of their amazing mother and long-time TFC supporter

TFC's Race for the Cure team wore T-shirts emblazoned with Yvette S. Walker's name on the back

On Sunday, September 9th of 2018, TFC supporters and loved ones of Yvette S. Walker gathered together in her memory for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Komen Greater NYC supports TFC year after year as we provide free counseling and legal representation to local women battling breast cancer and their families.  Click here to read more about TFC's Project Talk.  TFC Pink Ladies & Gents, our Race team, participates every year in honor of this partnership to help New Yorkers affected by breast cancer.

2018 was different: TFC ran, walk and raced in honor and memory of beloved supporter, devoted team member and long-time warrior in the fight against breast cancer -Yvette S. Walker.

Over 70 people rallied in Yvette's memory and TFC Pink Ladies & Gents surpassed our team fundraising goal to raise nearly $2,500!

Yvette, her fighting spirit and her loving heart, will not be forgotten at The Family Center!

TFC Pink Ladies & Gents came out in droves despite the bad weather, all to remember Yvette

Team members gathered before the Race and shouted Yvette's name as photos were taken and the start of the Race sounded

Yvette's granddaughters, Peyton (Left) and Ariel (Right), held photos of their beloved grandmother

TFC team members pose in front of HOPE balloons in Central Park on Sunday

Yvette's friends & family pose in front of an "I'm a Hero" sign. Yvette was a true hero to all at TFC!

TFC team members posted photos with #Walk4Walker hashtags

Team members wore pink T-shirts and head gear as well

All aspects of the day featured TFC's commitment to partnering with Komen Greater NYC & ending breast cancer

Despite the rainy weather, TFC turned out a huge team for the 2018 Race for the Cure -all in honor and memory of Yvette

One Komen partner gave out pink turbans in honor of the day

TFC even had walkers in other cities! Here is one of our team members in Atlanta walking for Yvette!

TFC team members were all smiles despite the rain

Everyone loved wearing their Warrior Yvette S. Walker T-shirts

Team members posed for photos prior to the Race's start

Yvette's daughters made goodies to give out to participants

TFC Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb holds a photo of Yvette

It was an early morning but all were happy to celebrate Yvette's spirit

Yvette's friends and family knew that she would have wanted to us be joyful at the Race

TFC team members and a survivor give a thumb's up for a great Race