Parks community walks to stand up to cancer

PARKS, La. (KLFY) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Sunday community members gathered at Cecile Poche’ Memorial Park to celebrate the 5th annual Breast Cancer Awareness & Cancer Walk.

“We had a lot of fun today,” said guest speaker Jerniece Rodrigue, “We discussed you know the new reccomendations that American Cancer Society put out late last year and when women should get their mamograms screenings.”

The walk consisted of survivors and friends and family of survivors as well as those currently fighting the battle.

“In 2014 I was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. It matastisized to my liver,” said survivor Charlar Brew, “The support of family, friends, the people that you see here these are very important in the help to survive.”

Participants walked one mile to show their support.

Tishaorphe Sonnier was in the remission stage this year when her breast cancer came back.

According to her, events like this help her fight through

“This is what would get us through,” said Sonnier, “As a survivor this is the type of stuff that gets me through. I mean I get down and everything but this type of stuff to see the support that’s what helps you to get through everything that you have to get through with this type of fight.”

180 people registered for the walk and of those 26 are cancer survivors.

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