Two cancer survivors hope to spread breast cancer awareness through own experiences

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Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 4:26 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Two women with two different backgrounds share one common story: a battle with breast cancer.  

Gloria Greggs and Anne Embry both beat cancer, and now they use the month of October to educate others.

”I want them to be aware go get checked, to do your self-breast exams, you know, prevent it before it comes,” said Greggs.

“It’s also an empowering that I can use that now to educate other women that it does happen, and early detection is key. We need to be talking about it now just as much to younger women, as the older woman,” said Embry.

Reports by the Cleveland Clinic say 5% of breast cancer cases occur in women under 40. For Greggs and Embry, they were in this 5%.

This year makes 10 years since Embry beat cancer and she had a miracle baby after chemo.

”Being 28 with a 2-year-old, and my husband being in the Air Force, and he has a busy job, it was like whirlwind,” said Embry.

Greggs beat cancer in 2019 at the age of 32. She started a new non-profit called the Glo Up Cancer Foundation to provide more resources, especially for black women.

“I’m doing my first breast cancer event Oct. 23. Woodlawn is hosting, it is sponsored by Caddo Parish. It’s a Ball Out for Breast Cancer. It’s playing your heart out for breast cancer, acknowledging those survivors. This year it is about us getting the resources and getting it out there for anybody that needs help,” she said.

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