Orange Township, Columbia County-- An event in
It's the second annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-K Walk.
Kelly Kocher-Ross is a wife and mother of three who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2008.
She noted, "I had a double mastectomy. I went through chemotherapy and radiation. And after that, I started doing stuff in the community."
As she's conquered her bout with cancer, Kocher-Ross has begun reaching out to encourage others fighting the same battles she did.
Kelly says she was honored when the American Cancer Society asked her to head up their second annual cancer walk.
She explained, "The money raised for the Look Good-Feel Better program-- also for the free wigs-- it benefits everyone with every type of cancer. The research for breast cancer does help other cancers. So, it's a really important thing to get out there."
More than 120 participants have already signed up for this year's cancer walk-- and dozens more are expected to register the day of the event.
The money raised will also ensure patients have a strong support system to help see them through their own journeys.
Kocher-Ross noted, "I was matched up with a woman who was about my age when she was diagnosed, and she had the same recommendations from her doctor. I literally spent three hours with her on the phone. So, it was extremely important. I had three small children at the time, my daughter was 1 1/2, and I really didn't know what to expect."
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-K Walk will be held this Saturday at 10AM at
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