April 23, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor runs for her family and friends

23 October 2017, 05:37 | Franklin Nunez

Always smiling Kayla had stage 3 breast cancer when she was diagnosed aged 24

Always smiling Kayla had stage 3 breast cancer when she was diagnosed aged 24

Thousands of West Tennesseans dressed in pink and hit the streets today to make strides against breast cancer.

Among the crowd was Margie Payne, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January. The 2014 CT incidence of breast cancer was 137.8 per 100,000 women - the second highest rate in the U.S. Yet, the 2014 CT breast cancer mortality rate was 19.1 per 100,000 women - the sixth lowest rate in the U.S.

"I have lots of friends who've had breast cancer", survivor Candy Stieler said.

Funds raised during the event will go towards research, treatment, and awareness of breast cancer.

"I am more than positive that some of our male survivors would take great interest in this as well".

"All of us are affected by breast cancer, cancer in general, and we're going to do something about it this morning", one participant said.

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Communications director Brian Ortner said the turnout every year amazes him.

"While I have never visited Fiji I certainly would be interested in coming to Fiji and supporting your breast cancer awareness campaign". As part of tradition a Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath also adorns the door of Town Hall as a remembrance each year.

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