Strides Against Breast Cancer

Strides Against Breast Cancer


TO YOU. I LOVE IT. PEOPLE ARE GEARING UP FOR A SPECIAL WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER. WE ARE NOW JOINED BY BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR TERESA McPHERSON. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN CANCER FREE? I WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2010. I AM SEVEN YEARS OUT. CONGRATULATIONS. WE ARE EXCITED FOR YOU. THANK YOU. WHAT ARE YOU OUT TO THE EVENT? WE ARE KIND OF NEW TO SACRAMENTO. I JUST RECENTLY STARTED WORKING WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. SO THIS IS AN AMAZING EVENT. I HAVEN’T SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE TURN OUT TO AN EVENT LIKE THIS EVER BEFORE. I AM THRILLED TO BE HERE. EVERY YEAR WE GET MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE. AND ALSO EVERY YEAR WE GET MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. WE SEE PEOPLE DRESSED UP IN FUN COSTUMES. BUT REALLY THIS IS A SERIOUS THING. TELL US ABOUT THE CAMARADERIE BETWEEN SURVIVORS. AS YOU ARE OUT THERE CELEBRATING EACH OTHER IN A FUN WAY. IT IS FUN. EVERYONE DRESSES UP AND THEY TRIED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME. THERE ARE DOGS AND TUTUS. WE ARE FRIENDS. YOU SPEAK TO PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY. HAPPY. HAPPY TO BE SURVIVING. AND THOSE THAT ARE HAVING TROUBLE, THEY ARE HELPING EACH OTHER OUT. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL TIME. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE YOU EXPECTING. THE CROWDS ARE HUGE. LAST YEAR APPARENTLY THERE WERE 15,000 PEOPLE. IT POURED RAIN THE WHOLE TIME. WE ARE HOPING BECAUSE IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY WE WILL GET MORE PEOPLE. I WAS OUT THERE WHEN IT WAS POURING RAIN. THAT DID NOT STOP PEOPLE’S SPIRIT FROM BEING OUT THERE. DO YOU STILL DO THE MEMORIAL LAP FIRST? I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE DOING THE MEMORIAL LAP. LAST NIGHT WAS THE LUMINAIRE NIGHT. IT WAS LOVELY. THEY HAD ALL THE BAGS LIT UP FOR SURVIVORS AND PEOPLE BEING HONORED. THAT WAS LAST NIGHT. I’M NOT SURE IF THEY WILL DO THE MEMORIAL WALK TODAY. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW SECONDS. CAN YOU SUMMARIZE WHAT THE EVENT IS GOING TO BE TODAY AND HOW LONG YOU WILL BE OUT THERE? I THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE OUT HERE MOST OF THE DAY. THEY ARE GETTING READY TO START THE WALK AT 80 AM. IT WILL BE A ROLLING START. THE REAL MEN IN PINK ARE HERE. THAT IS EXCITING. CHRIS GORDON IS GETTING READY TO DO A WRAP. EVERYONE IS EXCITED ABOUT THAT. IS CHRIS GORDON THE GUY WHO GOT ON TWITTER AND SAID HE WOULD DRESSED IN A PINK LEOTARD? I THOUGHT SO. I MET HIM LAST YEAR. EVERY YEAR HE UPS THE ANTE. HE RAISES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THAT’S RIGHT. HE SAYS HIS FRIENDS LIKE TO SEE HIM LOOK RIDICULOUS. PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THAT MAN IN SPANDEX. I WILL TRY TO FIND A PICTURE SO I CAN POST IT ONLINE. VERY COOL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

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