WBTV is starting a week-long series to introduce you to people in our area who heard doctors tell them: "You have breast cancer".
Meet our first woman: Robyn Stephens, from Waxhaw, who was diagnosed at 35 years old. She had two young children.
Turns out it was already Stage II.
Now at 38, after surgery and a double-mastectomy, she's happy to say she's currently cancer free.
She wants to spread the word breast cancer is invasive, prevalent and hitting more women then you might know.
Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure is October 5th.
Robyn's team -- the Creeker Crusaders – was first organized when she was in the hospital.
"For me, Race for the Cure is like… it's like… the first year my friends and family organized a team for me I was actually in the hospital," she says. "And then the next year I was there with my own pink balloons. I cried like a little kid. It's like my birthday times ten."
To join WBTV Boob Tube Team – Click either "Team John" or "Team Molly" on this page.