Walk celebrates women and raises money for hospital

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Next Monday, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a global day that, according to internationalwomensday.com celebrates “the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.”

This global event will touch down here in Uxbridge where, together with a team of local business women, Uxbridge real estate broker Cindy Wood has organized the Walk For Women. The funds raised by participants in Wood’s walk will go towards the purchase of a new 3D mammography machine for the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.

“I wanted to do a celebration for women without just giving something away,” says Wood. “Both men and women suffer from breast cancer, so I knew the mammography machine would benefit the entire community.” Wood says that once she started planning the walk, business women from all over town wanted to join in.

On Monday, Walk participants are invited to stop by the Passionate Cook, which will be giving away free treats for those participating. Then, walk further east on Brock St. and stop in at Keith’s Flowers Shop, where participants will receive a colorful flower to brighten the way. NRG For Life is also giving away free two-week memberships to any non-NRG member who donates, and those people will also be entered in a draw to win a month-long gold membership.

“My dad and my grandpa really instilled in me the good of giving to your community, so I wanted to do this to help support all of Uxbridge,” says Wood.

To join the Walk For Women, donate online at http://bit.ly/walk4women and then walk. To learn more about International Women’s Day, visit internationalwomensday.com Everyone celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 is reminded to do so safely and observe COVID-19 protocols.

Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Uxbridge Cosmos