Please join two time breast cancer survivor Laura Ferguson of Newark, Delaware, for the Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K Run Walk to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on September 10 on the Wilmington Riverfront.
“Throughout all of my struggles, I’ve always been a runner and that’s always been something important in my life,” says Laura. “It’s taken on different stages throughout my battles with breast cancer, where there were times that I couldn’t even get up off the couch due to all the different surgeries and things. But running has always been something that helps me stay calm, focused and kind of get my thoughts together when I’m out on a run or even walking with some friends.”
The proceeds raised at the Race for the Pink Ribbon will support local women and men affected by breast cancer like Laura. Join us to help provide Peer Mentor Support, Beginning Your Breast Cancer Journey Classes, fellowship activities like Survivor Socials, Nurture with Nature and Young Survivors in Action to those affected by breast cancer in our community. Visit our website to register today!
Cheryl Zaron, Sarah Jared, Monica Stanoch, Laura Foltz, Becca Chickadel, and Rebecca Ford of Becca’s Chicks
Becca was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2014. Surrounded by her friends, family and loved ones, she has faced her journey with bravery and positivity.
Becca’s good friend Laura, a regular runner, found out about the upcoming Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on September 10 on the Wilmington Riverfront by coincidence. She thought it would be a nice way for the group of friends and family members to show their support for Becca.
Shortly thereafter, Laura formed the team “Becca’s Chicks” and invited the group of girlfriends, along with Becca’s mom and sister to join. They’ve been communicating every day and have 22 members so far!
Laura says, “It feels like Becca is the one who’s sick and we can’t fix that for her… But getting involved in this 5K is one way we can feel like we’re doing something good.”
The proceeds raised by “Becca’s Chicks” and the other Race for the Pink Ribbon participants and fundraisers will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and provide support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.
It’s not too late! You can follow in Laura’s footsteps and start your own team today. It is a gratifying way to honor somebody who has been diagnosed or in memory of a loved one who lost their battle to breast cancer.