According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Saturday along with their supporters, those survivors took to the city streets and even highways to raise money for life saving research.
More than 400 people arrived this morning at the Sanford Cancer Center, ready to bike for breast cancer. While some just wanted a healthy way to give back, others were decked in pink to show their support for a special someone.
A video featuring Memphis QB Jacob Karam and a young cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been making the rounds on social media.
Karam stopped by the hospital to help with a scavenger hunt and played some music with 11-year old Breanna Bercegeay, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on June 4. The two instantly became best friends.
“This little girl came up to me,” Karam told CBSSports.com, “and somebody said she wanted to sing. She was very shy, I could tell, and she had the mask on. I asked, ‘What’s your favorite song?’ She said Price Tag. I didn’t know how it was going to go, but she started belting it out. I tried to figure it out on the key, started backing her up a little. She sang her heart out, and it sounded beautiful.”
It was exactly midnight when Caroline Burns eerily opened her eyes and looked at the operating lights above her, shocking doctors who believed she was dead and were about to remove her organs and donate them to patients on the transplant waiting list.
The Syracuse Post-Standard unearthed a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that chronicled the series of errors that led to the near-organ removal on a living patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2009.