SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of women at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield on Saturday had a great deal in common; they were all breast cancer survivors.
This was the 17th annual Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivor’s Day. They and their families spoke of their shared experience.
They’re also concerned about other women who one day might have to confront a doctor’s diagnoses of breast cancer.
I’m a two time cancer survivor, I was diagnosed at 37, the first time a basedline mammogram, so we really want to help people to be aware of their bodies and aware of their own breast health,” Michele Shattuck told 22News.
For many it’ll be six months before they meet again for the 21st annual Rays of Hope walk on October 19th.
That takes place in Springfield and Greenfield, the events are major fundraisers to fight breast cancer.