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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-Off

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Breast cancer survivors are being celebrated.  For 101 years, the American Cancer Society has been on the front lines in the battle. 

Thursday, survivors were recognized at the Making Strides Kick Off Luncheon.

Katrina Myricks beat breast cancer and encouraged the community to participate in events that support cancer patients and their families. She also says it is important to have mammograms. 

"Mine had a lot of fluid on the top so I could have been touching it during my breast exam but I just didn't feel it," said Myricks. "So it's very important that you not just do the breast exam but you also go in for those mammograms which is another detection or way that they can find it."

Last year more than 7, 500 people participated in the Making Strides Walk in Downtown Jackson.

WLBT is a media partner. This year's walk is set for October 25th. It will begin on the front steps of Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson.

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