October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations all around the United States are celebrating survivors and bring awareness to those still fighting. The Dublin-Laurens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts the 7th annual 3-mile Walk for the Cure on Saturday Oct. 15th, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Carrie Mae Cummings, a 105-year-old woman who battled cancer, aims to participate the 7th annual 3-mile Walk for the Cure in Dublin.
Cummings recently celebrated her 105th birthday last month surrounded by family and friends.
“Yeah, I had fun that day!” said Cummings
One thing she'll be checking off of her list is Dublin's 7th annual Walk for the Cure at Fairview Park on Saturday.
She'll be the oldest participant.
“They asked me if I wanted to do something and I said, 'Yeah. Anything you all say, you want to do, I'll do,'” said Cummings.
She said this walk is important to her because almost 50 years ago, she had her own cancer scare. She told her mother that her stomach was bothering her.
”She said, ‘Carrie Mae, I have to take you to the doctor.’ She took me to the doctor and said I had cancer,” said Cummings.
Because it was so many years ago, she couldn't remember the type of cancer or the details of her treatment, but through her many obstacles, she said she persevered because of one thing.
“I overcame it. Thank you, Jesus. He sure healed me,” said Cummings.
Family friend Cathaleen Traylor says that she'll be right there rooting her on during the walk and that Cummings is an inspiration to many.
“That shows her motivation, her determination, and by her doing that, it should inspire those of us that are much, much younger than her to take this walk to support breast cancer,” said Traylor.
If you would like to register for this event, contact Tammy Howard at 478-290-2995 or Lillie Hobbs at 478-290-6381.
They plan to have pink kites flying in honor of those who battled breast cancer.
One can expect a DJ, face painting, and door prizes. Raffle tickets are also available.
It costs $20.00 to register for this event and proceeds go back to the community to pay for mammograms and cancer Research.