make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Wilmington walkers raise Breast Cancer awareness

READ MORE:
makingstrides300.jpg

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Men, women, children and pets put on their pink and made strides for Breast Cancer on Saturday. Downtown Wilmington was flooded with pink paraphernalia as thousands of people put on their walking shoes to support Breast Cancer research. Survivors walked with their friends and families, and others came out in honor of loved ones who have battled the disease. Jenny Shope's mother, Pearl, lost her battle with breast cancer when Jenny was just 18, and Jenny herself is fighting stage four Lymphoma today.

“She loved everybody, and everybody loved her. What can I say; she was an angel walking on Earth” Jenny said.

Jenny has realized that the key to life is giving back, and she believes life is too short to not be happy everyday. Many others at the Making Strides walk have similar stories about mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends, and the personal experiences are what have made this event so successful after only three years in Wilmington.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.