Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Honor Survivors

By: Jeff Gambrell

Photo from the Facebook event.

HAMILTON – Survivors of breast cancer along with their family and friends are encouraged to take part in this Saturday’s 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at Miami University Hamilton. Departing promptly at 9 am, walk organizers aim to unite the community together through the sharing of stories and educating participants in the importance of regularly receiving mammograms.

Latasha McMillian, one of the event organizer’s, says she was inspired to host this walk because “all women who are battling or have battled this horrible disease need support from our community…our walk is a way of lifting their spirit and showing them we care”.

Last year’s event brought in thirty walkers to which McMillian hopes to triple that number this year in order to be able to give back to a charity. This walk coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign originating in 1985 which promotes mammograms as an effective measure against breast cancer.

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