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It was the biggest showing ever for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Downtown Nashville today.
Our very own Stacy Case was the emcee for the event.
Fox 17 spoke with several whose lives have been touched by breast cancer in one way or another.
This is the 11th year for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5 mile walk- in Nashville
Michelle Miniker says, “We gotta be up early - might as well wear a tutu.”
Two year breast cancer survivor, Nedra White says, “This is my first time walking this race and I am just full of life - full of hope and full of joy.”
And while the event was fun and lighthearted the cause was serious and deeply emotional for most of the 20 thousand people who participated
One year breast cancer survivor, Sherri darnell says, “It means a great deal to me this year because last year I had just finished my last chemo treatment and I could barely walk one mile.”
Many walked to honor those lost ...
Michelle Miniker says, “My mom died 16 years ago from breast cancer and so this is kind of how we - you know I like to get my friends together and honor her still.”
Others walked for inspiration....
Nedra White says, “It is just overwhelming the support and I do believe ... I believe and I declare we are going to find a cure for all cancers.”
New this year to the Nashville event was the survivor trolley... It was a way for those currently fighting breast to participate in the walk...
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been in the making since June... Organizers expected a large crowd- but the turnout surprised even them....
Event Coordinator, Angelia Wyatt says, “We are overwhelmed at this point a lot of the staff is walking around with tears in their eyes seeing how much it has grown.”
Wyatt says next year will be the 100th anniversary for the American Cancer Society... So she expects making strides against breast cancer to be even bigger next year.
More than 650 thousand dollars was raised during this year's event.
Proceeds from this walk will go towards breast cancer research and the Hopelodge which provides a free place for people to stay in Nashville while undergoing cancer treatment.
Saturday, October 20 2012, 05:55 PM CDT
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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