Before I recap this story from Fox 2, I want to say how proud I am of an awards show honoree, Nicole M. Smith. She, along with my cousin Katina Lane Fomby, are two of the most confident and brave cancer survivors, that I know. Moreover, they are not afraid to sociably tell their trials and tribulations, of dealing with breast cancer.
The 14th Annual Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walking Parade brought big crowds to downtown Saint Louis on Saturday. This event is both a celebration of life and an opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer in the community.
Cars lining up for the parade/Courtesy of Nicole M. Smith
The day started with a PEP rally at 8 a.m. to warm up before the walk. Breast cancer survivors and supporters came together to participate in the walk, concluding with a celebratory parade.
Sister Strut also sheds light on how breast cancer impacts the black community. Over the past two decades, despite a decrease in mortality rates, there has been a noticeable increase in breast cancer cases among black women and men.
ReMix 2023 Awards Honoree Nicole M. Smith/Facebook