Guest Editorial - October 25, 2012: Making Strides
Rose Phillips, Making Strides walker
By Rose Phillips
This Sunday, you have the chance to be a part of something big and
make a big difference. You have the chance to help raise awareness for the
fight against breast cancer so that we can continue working toward the day that
no person will ever have to hear the words "you have breast cancer."
I've heard those words, but I didn't let them define me. I took a stance
against breast cancer and said that I will not sit back and watch it touch
individuals I love and others I have never met. I joined the American Cancer
Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to do my part in this
Join me and the thousands of other community members as we rally
around this important cause. Join us at Louisville's Waterfront Park at 1 p.m.
Sunday to help us get one step closer to making breast cancer a thing of the
past. If you are a breast cancer survivor, join me and the other survivors at
the starting line at noon as we form a "Living Ribbon of Hope." This
visual will help raise awareness of the cause and rally all survivors together
to help lead this year's walk!
In the past two decades, the breast cancer death rate has dropped
32 percent, thanks in part to the American Cancer Society's research. Let's
come together to be one voice to say "We want a world with less breast
cancer and more birthdays!" I'll see you at the starting line!