Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Breast cancer survivors celebrate bravery badges

Breast cancer survivors celebrate bravery badges

Survivors, supporters and volunteers crowded the grass of Riverfront Park to mark the 25th annual march through the city's heart for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk". It wasn't until a year later that her father was diagnosed.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 252,710 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And many feel alienated and even revolted by the language of hope that the campaign pushes on the public. In this connection, National Foods, in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Hospital, organised a seminar to spread awareness about breast cancer amongst their employees.

Earlier this month Morrison - now 45 years old and a mother of three - was urging Kiwi women, especially Māori, to enrol for free breast screening this October after having her first mammogram. "We are like the kids sitting back in the back of the classroom getting an F, and it is hard to walk into stores and see everything pink".

"The awareness [campaigns] have been about mammograms, but there hasn't been a lot about dense breast tissue", she said.

Making Strides participants can be proud that we've seen a 39% drop in breast cancer death rates since 1989, but we still have much more to do.

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The Gators, despite Saturday's loss to the Bulldogs, have surpassed those expectations. "It changes the narrative of everything". These were questions the college football world and Bulldog faithful were asking after a loss to LSU. "It's tough", Smart said.

Shonda Davis, the mistress of ceremonies, won her fight against breast cancer. "We wanted to be a blessing to our local survivors, here in Tallahassee".

"Every year we have the survivors conference". "It's taking you to the future rather than being in the now".

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ ambassador and The Hits broadcaster Stacey Morrison was among the crowd.

Makayla Edwards, 19, a freshman at Bethune-Cookman University, signed up to volunteer at the walk in support of her aunt who is battling breast cancer. The diagnosis came as a surprise. She finally finished taking her medication past year. Her cancer went into remission and she is leading a normal productive life today. This time it was stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. I guess you can call it a parade walk or whatever.

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