Survivors of Cancer support More Than Pink Walk

Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 6:28 PM CDT
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BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - Saturday morning, members of the community, friends, and family came out to support those who have beat breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen ‘More Than Pink Walk’ included an honorary flag introduction by local kids. The event focused on the main targets for fundraising, being research, care, community, and action.

Attendees shared words of encouragement for those currently battling cancer. One survivor, Carolyn Willson from Florida, was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, now undergoing chemotherapy for a month. She says she advocates for women to get check-ups.

“Tell the women to get through it, do the surgery, do the chemo, and you’ll get through it,” she says. “Just take it one day at a time, get healthy, strong, I did it for my daughters.”

Organizer Gale Young acknowledges that people need this event after being virtual for two years.

“I think that’s one of things we didn’t realize through the pandemic was how difficult it was, especially for people maybe that were going through treatment at the time, to not have that support system to come together, she said.

For more information, you can click here to visit the More Than Pink Walk website.