Biloxi Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk taking place this weekend

Chances are, your life has been touched in some way by breast cancer — whether you’re a breast cancer patient, survivor or have a loved one battling this deadly disease.

As of now, there is no cure, but the search for one continues, as fundraisers try to help make research possible.

News 25 Today producer Porsha Williams caught up with one South Mississippi breast cancer survivor Glenda Collins who shares her story and how at age 74, she, and others, are fighting breast cancer every step of the way.

Collins said “I was first diagnosed. I was around 47, however, in that same year, some ten months later, I had a recurrence. I had a lumpectomy first. Secondly, ten months later, diagnosed, then had to go through that again.”

Courtney Anderson has had her own close encounters with breast cancer…as she’s journeyed alongside loved ones battling this deadly disease, experiences that changed her own life path and a cross over in careers. Anderson is now the Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society in South Mississippi.

“It can affect absolutely anyone. Disease, cancer, does not discriminate. People will be walking, and you have no clue what journey they have walked. Cancer’s a deadly disease,” Anderson said.

You can help out in the fight against breast cancer. Just show up at the Biloxi Town Green next weekend for the fundraising walk.

Anderson says, “I’m excited. It’s an amazing event. The thing about it is, for over a hundred years the American Cancer Society has been fighting relentlessly to find a cure for breast cancer and all different types of cancers. As for breast cancer, it does not discriminate. Men get it. People from all types of journeys and walks are affected.”

If you’d like to step up and help in the fight against breast cancer, there are two big fundraising you can join up with Ms. Collins and Ms. Anderson at the Biloxi Town Green this weekend for the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Registration for the 5K fundraising walk and run begins Saturday morning at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m.

Then later that night, dress to the nines and head out to the Scarlet Pearl Casino & Resort in D’Iberville, where they’re setting the stage for the 4th Annual Pink Pearls to Save the Girls fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

All proceeds will go right back into our local community to help with research and in the fight against breast cancer.

Models, suited up with the latest fashions from Dillard’s at Edgewater Mall, will wage war on the fashion runway Saturday night, starting at 8 p.m. as breast cancer patients, survivors and loved ones left behind rock the runway.

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