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Local Women Complete Breast Cancer 3-Day
Mari Cabrera and Michelle McCormick of Keene and Sheila Rogers of Cleburne recently completed the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk that benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The walk began October 26 at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas and ended three days and thousands of steps later at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The three friends raised more than $7200 for breast cancer awareness, research and treatment.

The three, who named their team “Bustin’ for the Cure,” walked in honor of Michelle, a five-year breast cancer survivor, and several other friends and co-workers that have battled breast cancer. Michelle says, “Sheila stayed at my side through my cancer treatment, and she stayed at my side through every step of this walk. It was the hardest thing I’ve done next to chemotherapy, but it was so inspirational that I plan to do it again.”

The three began training in May, often joined by other supporters and friends. “We appreciate the financial and emotional support from our friends and family,” says Sheila. The team’s fundraising goal was $6600, and they have raised more than $7200 to date. Their largest donation came from Huguley Memorial Medical Center, where Sheila works as Women’s Services Care Manager. Huguley also donated items that the team raffled off.

The walkers slept in a sea of pink tents and took showers in semi trailers. A support team of 600 provided meals, evening entertainment and medical care, including massages and treatment for blisters.

“The crowd support was awesome,” says Sheila. “Our route was decked out in pink ribbons and pink balloons. Firefighters and motorcyclists turned out to support us. Crowds gathered at cheering stations to keep us encouraged.”

 

Mari Cabrera, Michelle McCormick and Sheila Rogers