Four friends walk to find a cure
Sep 8, 2011
Four friends will partake in the Susan G. Komen 60-mile walk in Washington D.C. to recognize how one of them survived breast cancer and support the millions of women who are currently battling the disease, according to Greenwood Today.
Taylor Tucker, Karen Dent, Tammy Marshall and Seal Wilson will be waking up all three days and endure the long walk, which they believe is nothing in comparison to living with the disease, according to the media outlet.
"There is not a dry eye in the place. As the sun is rising the walk begins," Marshall told the news source. "You're exhausted and you're exhilarated. You're laughing and sobbing. You are hugging people you don’t know."
It will be their first walk together. Last year, Tucker, Marshall and Wilson walked for Dent, who was diagnosed in 2006, and is now a survivor.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer.