Sheryl Donofrio Foundation Holds Walk To Cure Cancer

Participants on the Cross Island Parkway Trail

The Sheryl Donofrio Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to raise money for life-saving alternative cancer treatments, held its first annual Walk to Cure Cancer at the Cross Island Parkway Trail in Bayside on Saturday, May 13.

Based in Great Neck and founded in 2016 by Great Neck South High 2008 graduate Jennifer Garris, the foundation was established to help her mother battle cancer and raise awareness for alternative therapies. Donofrio, a mother of four, was diagnosed with lung cancer and is seeing definitive progress as she undergoes her sixth round of alternative treatment.

The walk was strengthened by the support of nearly 30 participants from the Great Neck community who showed up in force in the pouring rain to support the cause of ending cancer.

“We are so appreciative that members of the community turned out and joined together to walk both in support of my mother’s battle against cancer and to raise awareness for treatments that can make a difference in people’s lives,” said Garris. “As we continue to work towards our vital mission, our foundation looks forward to building upon our engagement and support within our local community.”

To view information and resources for cancer patients who can reap the benefits of the foundation’s research and results, visit and join the conversation at

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