Breast cancer patients and survivors gathered together for the Pink Ribbon
Rodeo Reception in Fort Worth, Texas, this past Tuesday, according to the Star-Telegram.
One of the attendees, Stacy Schatzman, was diagnosed with the disease in 2007, and she truly values this event, which was put on by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
"The value to coming together like this is seeing others in various stages," Schatzman, 48, told the news source. "I can see someone in a wig and tell her, 'Don't worry, you're going to come through this.' And I can see someone who's 25 years in remission and tell myself, 'Thank God there's a chance that I'll be that person.'"
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breast cancer breakthrough news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the United States.