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All bricks have been sold and the walkway is now complete. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations!

Walk of Life Endowment Fund...

The Walk of Life Endowment Fund was originally established by Soroptimist International of the Americas Northeastern Region and part of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. All monies to preserve this tribute to those who have been touched by breast cancer were transferred from this endowment fund to the City of New Britain and its Parks & Rec Department maintains this beautiful memorial walkway.

About the Walk of Life...
The first Walk of Life for breast cancer in the nation, sponsored by the Northeastern Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas is located at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, CT. This location was chosen because it is the site of the
Connecticut Race in the Park. There are many walkways in Walnut Hill Park but none more beautiful than the Walk of Life. The 780 foot brick walkway is a commemoration to breast cancer victims, survivors and their families. Some simply reveal a name, others a message.

Members of Soroptimist International of the Northeastern Region initiated the project in 1996 through the efforts of past Soroptimist Governor Rosemarie Burton, a breast cancer survivor herself.

The walkway, which is six feet wide, is located behind the park's Darius Miller music shell and follows the finish line for the Connecticut Race in the Park.

Area businesses and the bricklayers union have donated many of the services needed to complete the project.


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Last modified: 09/27/20