October Recognized As Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October, 05, 2004--Posted at 7:00 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO--The Northeast Arkansas Breast Cancer Support Group was founded in 1988.

Mary Kathryn Berry was one of the founders of the group.

"You need all the support and prayers you can get......them and their families,"said Berry.

The everyday struggles cancer patients are faced with are often times overwhelming for those who are ill.

Those who have fought through the illness offer comfort to patients, and help families cope.

Today, a benefit fashion show sponsored by Enhancements was held.

All donations raised by today's show go directly to the local support group.

"Whether it's a child in fear of losing their mother in death, or maybe a spouse who feels differently about their wife now, or maybe a women who has a fear of reoccurrence. We have all walked that path, and so someone in the group can help that person with whatever they are going through at that time,"said Kerry.

Statistics show that one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

"I've been through it twice, and I can't imagine going through it without these ladies they are wonderful,"said Carol Kay Moore.

Carol Kay Moore is a breast cancer survivor.

She was the first person in her family to have cancer.

"Things that would be frightening to me and they would say, no no this is what your supposed to be going through, and you will come out on the other side of it,"said Moore.

Moore said it was the little things the group did that made such a huge difference.