Gretchen Beaman came from Illinois to walk for her sister, Heidi. Jennifer Foley came from Rhode Island to walk for her husband, David. Jeff Piazza came from Wilmington with his 4-year-old daughter Hannah to walk for his wife, Dina. And Carolyn Ridge came from Natick to walk for herself.
“Last year, I was walking as a survivor,” said Ridge. “This year, I’m walking as a patient.”