Sky Walk For BHA

The Chicago Sky joined the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 26. Sky Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman, Sky Guy and Chicago Sky staff and fans walked alongside over 4,000 participants decked out in pink. Many walkers were survivors. All walkers were supporters of the cause.

Fans were welcomed to the Chicago Sky tent, which overlooked the main stage just outside Soldier Field Stadium. Fans and BHA supporters received giveaways including Sky bracelets, posters and other goodies before walking the 3.1-mile course. Walkers also entered the raffle for a Sky BHA t-shirt signed by the entire 2013 roster.

Sky Guy, wearing his pink tee, warmed up for the walk by following the energetic Zumba instructor on the main stage. He went on to pump up the walkers who were wearing head- to-toe pink including pink boas, pink tutus and pink wigs with photos and cheers.

As the final kickoff to the walk, Chatman took to the stage overlooking the crowd of supporters. She shared, “The reason we’re here obviously is to raise funds, to raise awareness and a big part of that is funding such a worthy cause. And that’s why today we are going to walk it out, and we’re going to stomp the heck out of cancer!”

The crowd certainly walked it out and helped in the quest to stomp out cancer, raising almost $400,000 for breast cancer research through their fundraising efforts. The Sky sends a special thank you to all the fans and Alter Group staff that joined them in the walk, the ACS for organizing this inspirational event for the cause and the volunteers that helped make the walk possible.

If you were unable to join the Sky during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and would like to lend your financial support to the cause there is still time! Visit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides website, and make your donation under the “Chicago Sky/Alter Group” team.