Thousands Fight Breast Cancer One Step at a Time
By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thousands packed downtown Oklahoma City to fight the battle against breast cancer one step at a time. Despite the bitter, cold weather, downtown was flooded with joggers and walkers all decked out in pink for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
"It's just astonishing whenever you turn to go up the hill and you see all those people ahead of you, and you can turn around and you can see all the people behind you. It's like, oh. You know, there's a lot of support out here and that's really good. It's really important," said Beth Underwood, a cancer survivor from Belgium.
Underwood's sisters were all smiles after crossing the finish lines to honor their baby sister from Belgium.
"When I was first diagnosed, the doctor told me, he said you probably want to get your affairs in order because I was diagnosed in stage 3 C and to be here five years later," Underwood said.
The cancer survivor flew in from half a world away to be with those who mean the world to her.
"It's really good to see my family. I don't get to see my family often, so it's just really good to be here with them and to see everybody out here supporting the search for the cure," Underwood said.
And Underwood said no matter what age or gender, everyone is affected.
"It's not just me. It's not just the other woman who've been through this. It about anybody who has a mother. Anybody who has a sister. Anybody who has an aunt. Anybody who has a brother. It involves everybody, so it's not just about the survivors. It's about everybody who's in it with them," she said.
And as the battle against breast cancer continues, each supporter is one step closer to the finish line in the fight for a cure with many memories, love and hope.
"It is possible to survive. They are making advances. We will find a cure," Underwood said.