Phoebe Sumter gets ready for its cancer walk - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Phoebe Sumter gets ready for its cancer walk

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Americus runner back in Boston

    Americus runner back in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:06:25 GMT
    One of the thousands of runners participating in the marathon today comes from Southwest Georgia, Charlene Pennymon. She's returning to Boston to win another title but also give hope to others. @ ThisMore >>
    One of the thousands of runners participating in the marathon today comes from Southwest Georgia, Charlene Pennymon. She's returning to Boston to beat her current record but also give hope to others. More >>
  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Breast cancer kills thousands of people every year, and you can help find a cure.

Deatrice Harris was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 22.

She's now in remission.

She volunteers with the Cancer Walk in Sumter County each year and says it's about more than just raising money for the research that helped to save her life.

"To remember those we lost and to encourage the ones who are still fighting the fight.  Just to tell them that we're here and we're support them."

Three hundred people took part in last year's walk.

Harris hopes for more this year.

You can also show your support by purchasing T-shirts at the hospital.

The walk is scheduled for October 13th.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

Powered by WorldNow