Relay Queen volunteer at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
Published 2:47 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2022
From SUNNY MAYS
The 2022 Relay for Life Queens and their moms had the honor of assisting the American Cancer Society with the 2022 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk/run at held Spanish Plaza Park in Mobile. There were many vendors there supporting this wonderful event. One particular was the Gene Machine. This is a hereditary breast cancer research project at Auburn University that studies genetic screening. They have just been awarded an $800,000 research grant from American Cancer Society to continue research into identifying and studying genetic factors associated with hereditary breast cancer in the African-American community. The queens were able to greet individuals attending and help with registration. They got to meet many survivors and many who were walking/running for someone they loved that had won their battle against Breast Cancer. The Relay Queens and their moms had the honor of walking/running in honor of one of our own, Jeannie Smith, Miss Relay, Emilee Smith’s mom, who is a seven year survivor. It was a wonderful weekend seeing so many people willing to give their time and donations to help fight breast cancer.