More than a thousand people attend 8th Annual Breast Cancer walk
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:21:51 GMT —
Murrells Inlet saw a lot of pink Saturday morning as more than 1000 people attended a breast cancer walk.
The 8th annual walk went until noon at the Waccamaw Medical Park Imaging center on Highway 17.
The walk was held to raise breast cancer awareness as well as raise money for the Georgetown Hospital System Foundation.
The foundation helps pay for treatment for those diagnosed with breast cancer who either don't qualify for government assistance or are not insured.
Kitty Houston was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and didn't have insurance. After the Georgetown Hospital System Foundation helped pay for her treatment, she decided to pay it forward and help other without insurance.
Part of Saturday's walk included a survivors ceremony that Houston helped organize.
For Houston, Saturday was about finding strength and family in the presence of so many other survivors.
"You just have a common bond with these people. All of a sudden you're in a club that you didn't think about and everybody loves you so what's better than that? Nothing," she laughed.
Organizers added that the walk is a chance for people to share stories, celebrate winning the fight, and honor those who lost the battle.