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