Thousands walk to battle breast cancer, celebrate those fighting illness

Thousands walk to battle breast cancer, celebrate those fighting illness


QUANECIA: THOUSANDS FILL BAXTER
ARENA SUNDAY MORNING.>>IT AFFECTS EVERYBODY. QUANECIA: THEY’RE HERE FOR SUSAN
G. KOMEN’S “MORE THAN PINK
WALK.”
>>SOMETHING I LIKE DOING, I
LOOK FORWARD TO BEING HERE EVERY
YEAR. QUANECIA: MANY OF THEM,
SURVIVORS, LIKE MICHAEL RICHIE
OF OMAHA. SIX YEARS AGO, RICHIE WENT TO
THE HOSPITAL AFTER GETTING A
NOSEBLEED. SHORTLY AFTER, HE WAS DIAGNOSED
WITH STAGE FOUR BREAST CANCER.>>EVERYBODY THINKS THE PINK IS
JUST FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST
CANCER. IT’S NOT. IT’S FOR EVERYONE, NO MATTER
WHAT, WHETHER YOU’RE A MAN,
WOMAN, OR CHILD. QUANECIA: THE VIETNAM VETERAN,
FATHER, AND HUSBAND SAYS THIS
WAS HARD ON LOVED ONES.>>THEY SEE HOW I’M SUFFERING,
AND THEY DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO
HAPPEN TO ME
QUANECIA: HE SAYS THERE’S A
STIGMA WHEN IT COMES TO MEN AND
BREAST CANCER.>>I JUST WANT THE GUYS TO START
GETTING CHECKED. SAVE YOUR LIFE. QUANECIA: BUT FOR RICHE, THE
“MORE THAN PINK” WALK MEANS
THERE’S AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY THAT
HAS HIS BACK
>>IT JUST — LISTENING AN
SEEING ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVING TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WEN
THROUGH, TOO, SO THAT’S WHY I
COME HERE. QUANECIA: REPORTING IN OMAHA,
QUANECIA FRASER, KETV NEWSWATCH
7. JULIE: EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY THE
WALK RAISED OVER $300,000. IF YOU’D LIKE TO DONATE, YOU CAN

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