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Breast cancer survivor still going strong

After hearing that she had breast cancer, Darlene Prescott had lost all hope, but as she went through treatment, she became filled with the will to survive.

The North South Brunswick Sentinel reports that Prescott recently celebrated her 15th anniversary of being in remission, and to honor such a momentous occasion, she wanted to do something meaningful.

Prescott and several coworkers walked 12 miles from her home to the Breast Care Connection Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the place where she battled the disease. It was there where she met staff who provided her with strength and courage to battle the disease.

"It was so rewarding. When I got to the end of the walk, one of the nurses that took care of me and made me want to live was at the finish line," she told the news provider. "She was wearing a pink ribbon waiting for me."

Prescott plans on holding fundraisers for the center. She wants to sell t-shirts and host a bake sale to raise money that will go toward the facility's operations.

It is estimated that more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.
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