Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

by Melissa Brunner

Sorry to have been off the blogs the past couple days. I've been holed up in an edit bay, putting together stories of some of the most impressive women I've met. They are women who've battled - and beaten - breast cancer.

WIBW-TV is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society on its first-ever Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event for Topeka. It's a walk around the Statehouse and Downtown Topeka that will take place at 2pm Sunday, Oct. 17. As part of the partnership, we've produced a half-hour special program. You can see it at 6:30pm this Saturday, Oct. 2 on WIBW-TV. The program includes a look at advances in finding breast cancer early and in treating it. It also features the stories of several area women who are breast cancer survivors.

Each of these women is truly a face of hope. From them, we learn breast cancer does not discriminate. One woman is coming up on the one-year anniversary of her diagnosis - she's just 33-years old. From them, we also learn how precious life is and how we must take time to appreciate what is most important in our lives. We learn we have the capacity to fight and overcome. And through it all, as one survivor says, "don't forget to live!"

I hope you take a moment to watch the special. If you miss it, I'll be posting it here as well. It also would be wonderful if you could join us for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 17. Get more information or sign up at


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