Making Strides: A Walk For The Cure

By: Dennis Burke Email
By: Dennis Burke Email

"Making Strides," a walk along Holmes Lake, brought thousands of people out whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.

Brandy Reisdorff had a sister who lost her battle against the disease.

"I'm walking in memory of my sister who fought breast cancer for six years. She was diagnosed at thirty and she just passed away this February," says Reisdorff.

While some walked in memory of lost loved ones, others walked to celebrate their own survival.

"It was a struggle. Had the family behind me. And, it was hard. I think sometimes it was harder on my family than it was me," said Donna Reis, who survived her bout with breast cancer.

Linda Becker overcame her struggle as well.

"It was scary. But yet I have faith in the Lord and I knew the Lord was going to get me through it. And he has," said Becker.

According to the National Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer among women. This year in Nebraska, an estimated 1,200 women will be diagnosed. While 200 of those women are expected to lose their battle. Nationwide, more than 39,000 women are expected to lose their lives to breast cancer. For the families affected, it's a loss they learned to live with but never fully forget.

"Kinda took away a part of our family. Finding a cure would be great cause there's a lot of people out there that are still in that situation," Reisdorff.

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