WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After two years, the Susan G. Komen Boardwalk is back with a new name.
Hundreds of people flocked to the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday to take part in the More Than Pink march.
“It’s an opportunity for us to really talk about what we men and women have to go through once they’re diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Tia Isoff-Celestin, director of development at Susan G. Komen Florida.
The walk featured many breast cancer survivors. Many said it was the hardest battle they had to endure, but ended with the greatest reward.
“Just being among these other warriors is a power that unites that is just unstoppable and it’s so awesome to be a part of that,” said two-time breast cancer survivor Kelly Stephens. “Honestly, I thought my doctor was playing a very cruel joke on me and I was just waiting for her to say ‘no, just kidding. “”
Stephens, along with others, now call themselves warriors. They even spoke ahead of Saturday’s march to raise awareness to find a cure.
“Throughout this journey, I’m just telling you to know your body and be the best advocate for yourself, because it’s hard,” said breast cancer survivor Danette Volmy. “What they say you can’t do, you can do. And you are not alone in this fight. We are all here to fight in this fight with you.