It has been 14 years since Carla Cammack decided to partake in the Race for the Cure, which was when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the Fountain Valley Patch.
Cammack had to have nine lymph nodes removed and a double mastectomy over the years. She has been walking to help raise breast cancer awareness
, she also was the local co-chair for the race for the past three years, and now her daughter will be taking over, according to the media outlet.
"Of course, I am extremely proud of her desire to increase her volunteer efforts to such a high level and very gratified that she would want to follow in my footsteps," Cammack told the news source. "At the same however, it is a bit worrisome from the standpoint that race chair is an extremely time-consuming job and Marie has a very demanding career. It is important to me that Marie enjoys her time as race chair and feels like the extra efforts were all worthwhile when it is over."
According to American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. This disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death, following only lung cancer.