Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk & Parade raises awareness in St. Louis

ReMix Awards winner Nicole M. Smith, a living testimony of surviving breast cancer with bravery and grace.

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.

by: Blair LedetLiz Dowell/Fox 2

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

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