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Breakfast aboard Lexington kicks off breast-cancer fundraiser

Posted: 1:11 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 14:18:51-04
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Cancer never sleeps, and neither do the people who are fighting to end cancer once and for all.

This was the scene early this morning aboard the Lexington as the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" kickoff breakfast was held this morning. Some arrived as early as 6:45 a.m. to help kick cancer and make history.

This breakfast gets team leaders energized for this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which will be held Oct. 19 at Bayfront Park. The funds raised at the walk are used for a multitude of projects, including research, and to help men and women when they are diagnosed.

“I get to see them walk out with a smile on their face because we were able to help them with something as simple as a head cover because they didn't have hair because of chemo,” said Kayla Hanson of the American Cancer Society. “It makes all the difference to a cancer patient.”

Our Katia Uriarte was there at this morning's breakfast. She talked with Stephanie Sasser, a local mom who is currently battling cancer herself.

Stephanie is currently battling Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, which means her cancer is not only in her breast, but it's also spread to several parts in her body. She's the mom of a 4-year-old little boy named Knox, and she is making strides against breast cancer because, even as she battles cancer, she wants to help others.

"Not just what’s happening now but the longevity," Sasser said. 'What will happen whenever it’s our time what can we provide our kids and our loved ones.”

We’ll bring you Stephanie’s story and why she is grateful to the American Cancer Society coming up tonight on KRIS 6 News.

And for more information about the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, check out their website or call them at 1-800-ACS-2345.