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Breast Cancer Survivor Gets Ready For Race For The Cure

"I won't kid anybody and say it was a walk in the park, because it wasn't," says Patti Calcote who was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. The diagnosis took her by surprise because she considered herself quite healthy. This once active speed walker a as all of a sudden stopped in her tracks. "I had a very large tumor it was the size of my entire breast," she explains.

She needed an immediate surgery, followed by chemo and radiation. 10 months later though, she's cancer free, and back on the walking paths. Tomorrow she'll walk in the Race For The Cure 5 k with her sister and daughter. "It is a mini family affair," she says. "I'm looking forward to being together and having fun."

Completing this race has been Patti's goal since her diagnosis. "I have regained my strength and I am doing things I did before breast cancer, life goes on. " Something she's proving with every step she takes.

If you haven't registered for the race yet there's still time. Registration begins at 6:30 in the morning a Bergfeld park. The fun run starts at 8. The 5 k at 8:30. It costs 25 dollars.

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