Breast cancer walk high on inspiration and information

Being a cancer survivor myself, I attended the Power of Pink Breast Cancer Walk at the Mary Washington campus on Oct. 7. The walk was 2.2 miles around the Mary Washington Hospital campus and parts of Cowan Boulevard.

It was a beautiful and sunny day with a large number of people. A Fredericksburg police officer dressed up in a pink ribbon uniform, “Code Pink,” where the walk began, made the event even more fun!

I just felt like part of the group of those who are going through cancer. It is a very scary illness, but life goes on. We need to apply all our strength, hope and courage to fight it. We are strong and we will get through this.

There are so many opportunities on the information the Imaging Center for Women gave out before the walk that should be used. For example, there is a nutritionist who helps determine the correct amount of food and what foods people with cancer should eat, as well as information about exercise, massages, etc.

I go to the weekly yoga classes for cancer that are held at the Stafford Hospital, and leave the room with a fresh outlook to the day and week. It really gives me the encouragement and inspiration to be me, and the strength to keep my spirits up!

Anna Victoria Reich


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