Instead of oceans of pink filling the streets of Uptown Charlotte on Saturday, you may see scattered pink around the Charlotte area as people race where they are in this year’s Komen Charlotte Virtual Race for the Cure.
They may not be toeing the start line together, but thousands of people will still walk or run 3.1 miles the first Saturday of October as they do every year, to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.
Regina said she started seeing everything differently. Even her medical charts looked artistic – she compared her CT scan to “stars in the sky.” Her creativity in seeing things through a new view led her to express herself in unique ways, including her newfound hobby of writing poetry.
This mother of three adult children, lives in northwest Charlotte and is a full-time realtor. She moves through life fast, with a big smile. She says getting diagnosed with cancer - found in a routine mammogram - opened her eyes.
Now 49-year-old Tina is a smiling, thriving version of herself then – she is most certainly “fine.” But she had to go through 34 sessions of radiation and a lumpectomy to get to this spot. Through it all, she told very few people.
Two years ago, Julie was on our "Race for the Cure" team. She was fighting, bald and inspired. The next sentence isn't easy to type but it's the truth: One year ago today, Julie died from breast cancer.
WBTV'S Team Molly was the largest Komen Charlotte "Race for the Cure" team last year and THIS YEAR we want to be even stronger in our mission to find a cure for breast cancer and lift up the warriors who fight.
With so much going on last Saturday at Race for the Cure, most people missed when Charlotte breast cancer survivor Carrie Letorney turned around right before the Race started, and saw her boyfriend on one knee.
NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson – along with 450 other people, half of whom were survivors – went out to the speedway Wednesday morning to paint the wall pink as a continued effort to showcase the importance of fighting breast cancer in our world.