BAKER, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44)- In 2010 Deloris Williams believed her life had run it’s course.
“I developed something like a cluster on my right breast,” Williams said.
She’d have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment for almost three years before she started to see progress. Williams buried her self in prayer and meditation.
And just as quickly as the disease came it disappeared.
“It’s another chance to enjoy life and enjoy people,” Williams said.
Survivors like Williams, are people that the city of Baker want to celebrate as part of breast cancer awareness month.
Today, they held their first annual cancer walk that started from Baker Middle School and ended at the New Covenant Christian Center Church.
“I think that no matter our race, our religion, what neighborhood we’re from. What financial bracket we fit into, this awareness effects us all.” Bishop Michael L. Smith Senior said.
Bishop Michael Smith Sr., the preacher who organized this event said he put this walk together not only to honor those battling breast cancer, but to educate people who may not understand the disease.
“Whatever your doctor is asking you to do in regards to those routine checks and routine physicals,” Smith said. “Make sure you take those opportunities, because your health is all you have.”
But regardless of whether you’re fighting the disease, in remission, or just a community member… The Baker walk was here to show support a about taking one step at a time