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Richland Chronicle 5/07/24
Richland Chronicle 5/07/24

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure more than a mere event
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A cancer walk that went beyond the ordinary provided a chance for individuals from all walks of life to come together in support of those impacted by cancer on a crisp Saturday morning in Las Colinas. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event brought together individuals with a common goal: to demonstrate solidarity with those currently fighting the battle and to celebrate the remarkable survivors who have conquered this formidable adversary.

Amidst all the excitement towards the end of the walk the participants got the chance to walk around the many different stands that were in the field in support of cancer awareness. In the stands stood the Remember Room, a tent filled with cards hanging from a string with words from loved ones who either lost someone to cancer or someone who over- came it. The cards made for pretty curtains and decorations.

Volunteer Sheila Taylor, a three-time survivor, also lost her mother-in-law who was 46 years old. Taylor remembers her mother- in-law fondly. “I thought I had my whole life with her.” She spoke about the grandchild her mother-in-law never got to see, and of the importance of the Remember Room by saying “It hurts to remember but it’s also beautiful to remember.”

It was a platform for hope, education and remembrance. This dedicated space was a place for families who had tragically lost loved ones to cancer to come together, share their stories and honor the memory of those they had lost.

In an effort to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the ongoing fight against cancer, the event featured research oncologists who were on-site to provide detailed explanations of the latest advancements in the field. These experts shared their knowledge, offering insight into cutting-edge research, innovative treatments and breakthroughs that are bringing us closer to a cancer-free world.

The Race for the Cure cancer walk in Las Colinas was more than a mere event; it was a testament to the power of unity, resilience and community support. Participants parted ways with the remembrance of a day marked by tenacity and group power. This event was a milestone in the ongoing fight against cancer, a reminder that together we can make a difference, and that every step taken brings us closer to a future without this devastating disease.

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