It was an ambitious goal. But who would expect anything less of Joe Russo and Maggie Owen of the RO Foundation?
On Saturday afternoon, 500 residents gathered in Fredonia and Central Avenue - hand in hand - in unity for the fight against cancer. The holding of hands was part of the Patrick K. Coughlin Walk and Missing Links Community Connection event. The chain started at Village Hall and went all the way to the Fredonia State president's house.
"We wanted 1,700 but we were just over 500," Owen said. "For a first year, it's a good turnout I think. Next year, we'll tweak it a little bit and it will get better."
With Russo and Owen leading the charge, you can bank on it. The co-founders of the RO Foundation continue to do great things for community residents who need assistance with health care.