South Bend, Ind. One hundred years ago the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime, the fight against cancer. And Tuesday hundreds of women gathered in St. Joseph County to continue that fight.
Tuesday morning was the kickoff of the upcoming Making Strides to End Breast Cancer Walk in October.
Now in its ninth year, survivors and those battling cancer packed the Gillespie Center on Saint Mary's College Campus Tuesday.
They enjoyed breakfast and the camaraderie of planning for the big walk that drew three thousand supporters to Howard Park last year.
“So when it comes to October they come out to the walk at Howard Park and this is our 9th year doing it so we keep growing and growing the community awareness and hopefully this will be our biggest event yet,” says Making Strides organizer Hanah Tepe.
“Attitude is everything,” says breast cancer survivor Anne Housmeyer. “I mean you have to have a good attitude to fight it and when you're out there with so many people and so many friends and family I mean it’s hard not to be a happy occasion.”
Our own Gabby Gonzalez emceed Tuesday's event. The Making Strides Walk is October 26 at Howard Park in South Bend.