Rain can't dampen spirit

Organizers, volunteers, and participants for the Martha's Vineyard Goes Pink Walk gathered under a tent on Beach Road in Oak Bluffs to avoid the rain Sunday morning. Photo by Ralph Stewart

Posted May 18, 2006

The rainy weekend didn't deter the hardiest walkers from supporting their favorite causes. The annual House Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity was held Saturday morning, under a punishing rain. The Habitat crew was busy collecting donations and handing out T-shirts. Although most people gingerly handed in their money from the safety of their cars, there were a few hardy walkers. The route began at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, and continued along State Beach to the Triangle in Edgartown.

On Sunday morning, a determined group met under a tent on Beach Road in Oak Bluffs for the Martha's Vineyard Goes Pink Walk, an event aimed at increasing awareness of breast cancer and raising funds to help. Walkers braved the elements and others pitched in by donating. A number of Island businesses and organizations helped support the cause, which benefited the Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.