On Sunday, September 25 Riverfront Park in Rensselaer was the starting point of a very unique fundrasier.  Hundreds of people filled the park and street to dance for a cure!  Led by yours truly, Lou Roberts, County Executive Kathy Jimino and a handful of our regular 'Country Kickers,' we filled the streets with dance and music to show our support.

The Rensselaer City Texans were founded in 2010 to raise funds in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northeastern, NY in honor of Amy Hulett, a Rensselaer native who now resides in Texas, and who is currently fighting this monumental battle. With breast cancer touching so many people in all of our communities, we ask individuals and businesses, big and small, from all over the Capital Region to join in the fight for a world without breast cancer. All proceeds raised go to breast cancer research and to contribute in aiding those who are unable to pay for treatment.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2011 there will be 230,480 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed among woman in the United States and 2,140 new cases diagnosed among American men. Aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women and is exceeded only by lung cancer as the second leading cause of cancer death among woman overall.

Watch the 2011 City Wide Electric Slide