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S. Georgians walk for cancer

April 25, 2003

Albany- The faces of cancer are young and old, black and white. Friday night they all stand together against the disease that has affect so many of their lives.

"There's so many people that did not survive and I'm thankful to the Lord every day that I wake up that I have survived another day," admits Alma Crawford.

In fact, Crawford has beaten breast cancer for 48 years and Friday she was honored for her survival story.

Others say they are just so happy to see people helping to find a cure, and until cancer is gone they have a some advice for others battling the disease.

"Put their faith in God and if you put your faith in God and believe that he will heal you I know He will because I am a survivor as a result of that," exclaims breast cancer survivor, Zena Hardwick.

Hunter Barfield wasn't even born when the first relay began, but he too has his own advice for others with cancer. "Keep trying and don't give up," says Barfield.

And that's exactly what survivors and runners plan to do as they celebrate survivorship and fight for a cure.

Posted at 11:50 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com