Cancer Survivor Runs Breast Cancer Awareness Race in 46th State

By: 10/11 Central Nebraska News; Courtesy: KNOP
By: 10/11 Central Nebraska News; Courtesy: KNOP

More than 300 runners lined up for the 5th annual Running to Cure Breast Cancer race in North Platte this Labor Day. For one runner, it was a race to send a powerful message.

Three-time cancer survivor Judy Pickett is from California. She has been cancer free for 12 years. She says Nebraska is the 46th state she's taken part in runs raising awareness for breast cancer.

She says she shares her story because she wants people to know the importance of early detection.

"Just being involved is so life affirming, just knowing I'm healthy enough to be here to run. More importantly that I can get the message out to people about the importance of early detection. I've battled a lot in my life with cancer and there is hope out there and we're getting new treatments all the time," said Pickett.

Judy only has 4 more states to go to reach her goal, including Rhode Island, Alabama, New Hampshire, and North Dakota.

The North Platte run is put on by the Platte River Fitness Series of Lincoln County with all proceeds benefiting the Callahan Cancer Center in North Platte.


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