People wearing varying shades of pink will fill the streets of Mobile on Saturday morning. With every step, they’ll share one goal, ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.’ For two time breast cancer survivor, Jenny Hunt, the walkers bring her strength.
“It literally makes you want to cry being a survivor to see them supporting you like that and you do believe it to be personal. You know that there is a lot of other people out there that’s going through it, but when you’re the one that’s going through it..it’s all about you.”
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and again in 2015, Hunt relies on her doctors, her family, and her faith to help her face the life-threatening disease. “Everybody around me just supported me and loved me and prayed with me and I think that got me through being so scared.”
Hunt is Chief Credit Officer for First Community Bank on Dauphin Street in Mobile. Her work family is so supportive of her. They hold various fundraisers for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. So far this year, they’ve already collected 4-thousand dollars. The entire office also joins Hunt for the walk every year. “It’s just absolutely amazing..just the sheer excitement that you can feel the energy when all those people come together to do the walk every year. You can feel the empowerment, feel the energy when all of those people come together to do the walk every year. You can feel the empowerment and just the women saying…we’ve got this,” said Laura Covington, who works with Hunt and collects money from other co-workers for the walk to support The American Cancer Society’s research that will hopefully lead to a cure to breast cancer.
“Please. I want everyone to understand. If you haven’t gone on this walk, do it. At least one time. Even if it’s just for the awareness. You will be amazed at the number of people out there that are raising money to help your mom, your sister, your girlfriend, your wife..you don’t know tomorrow..who that might affect,” said Hunt.
Registration for The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk begins at 6:45 Saturday morning in Bienville Square. Registration starts at 8:00.