Breast cancer patients who need to summon some extra strength may want to look at Victoria Padworski. The 92-year-old woman is not only a survivor of the disease, but also recently accomplished a remarkable feat.
According to the Time Herald-Record
, Padworski recently led a group of 25 walkers at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Toward a World with More Birthdays event. Victoria showed off a pink survivor's t-shirt and "rolled" her way through the streets.
"As caregivers for people who have developmental disabilities, we hold the hands of the people we serve, cry with them, and help them get through a cancer diagnosis and treatment just as we would for our family members or friends," Orange AHRC nurse Michelle Dendera, the organizer of Victoria's Orange AHRC team, told the news outlet.
Padworski's team wound up raising $315 for the cause.
According to BreastCancer.org, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today. All women over the age of 40 are advised to undergo a yearly mammogram.