Breast cancer survivors — some still battling today — are fighters.
1,000 people passionately made sure no one walks alone at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk Savannah 2016.
“Being here with everybody we are providing hope and showing everybody that there is life after breast cancer.”
17 year survivor Cindi Crisci strides to pay it forward.
“I definitely benefited from the ACS when I was first diagnosed and received a Reach to Recovery visit. So I had somebody who had been there done it to visit with me she was 5 years out it was a big deal. She was close to my age and close to my diagnosis so I know that there is hope.”
They walked for research and better treatment raising money for a lot of programs and services that people can take advantage of.
Rufus and Sallie Battle walked on behalf of their daughter Phyllis who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.
“She is doing well. She is now in the process of treatment not for this cancer but in the survival mode.
She is special because she text us every day and tell us she loves us…she’s special.”
9 year survivor Crystal Higgins wants to make sure the disease doesn’t rob people of their daily joy.
“We have to support one another you know we’re survivor sisters out there, and if someone needs help.
If they need a ride somewhere whatever they need I want to help everyone because I was helped when I needed it.”
90-thousand dollars was raised at this year making strides walk.
That money stays in Savannah to support American Cancer Society programs.