Lubbock woman walks 60 miles to fight breast cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/5/09

Lubbock woman walks 60 miles to fight breast cancer

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Remember Christie Devitt?  She discovered she had breast cancer shortly after finding out she was pregnant two years ago. NewsChannel 11 followed her through that pregnancy to show women that doctors today can tailor chemotherapy to fight the cancer, but still protect the baby.

Christi was on our 5 p.m. news to ask for support in her fight against breast cancer. She and a team from Lubbock are signing up for the Breast Cancer Three Day Walk in Dallas in November. Starting at South Fork Ranch, they'll walk 20 miles a day for three days.

"The Dallas walk raised over $7 million and a portion of that $7 million comes back to our Lubbock affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the cure. Last year $76,000 was returned right here to our community." Said Devitt.

The Lubbock team is called the Legacy Makers.  Since each person on the team is required to raise $2,300 to walk 60 miles in the fight against breast cancer, you can help by attending the Legacy Makers benefit barbecue.

It's Saturday, August 14th at 4 Bar K. It will be a fun night to celebrate this team with dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and much more. For ticket information, call 778-2522.

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