Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk shows patients they're not alone

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Survivors and community members gathered at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk hosted at Chattanooga State Community College.

Every year it helps show people battling the disease that they are not alone.

The color pink was well represented anything from pink tutus, pink hair dye to pink dog paws and pink clothing.

One volunteer of the event, Joel Henderson says that today personally affects him, and everyone around him.

"You know I've had many folks in my life affected by different types of cancers as well as breast cancer." says Henderson.

Cancer survivor Cassandra Fayewoods just finished her last radiation treatment a week ago, and says that three people in her family have had the disease.

One of those members, she says she's here honoring, her aunt.

"My aunt passed away in June of this year from breast cancer." says Cassandra.

Three years ago, Margie Lennon, was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer and says she thanks todays technology for finding it early.

"I've been cancer free for three years now and I have my mammogram every six months and so I would encourage all women to have a mammogram" says Lennon.

All the survivors and supporters used this walk to remember their fights...and that anyone can face those same battles.


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