Twenty-six miles never went this far.
Terri Brodeur, Waterford native, was a mother of two who spent her time with girl scouts, the local parish; all the normal things a committed mother of two would do. She was happy, productive and seemingly healthy.
That all changed in 2003. Brodeur was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, at the age of 39.
For two years, she fought the disease, which eventually took her life. But her memory would not be forgotten.
Two friends, Norma Logan and Sandy Maniscalco, started the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation in 2005. And since, of the hundreds of thousands of dollars of raised through the charity, 100 percent goes directly to fighting breast cancer.
Today, that effort manifested itself through the , a 26.2 mile walk from Old Saybrook to Waterford’s Camp Harkness. The walk started at 7 a.m., with walkers beginning to walk past at around 12:30.