Breast cancer awareness month has begun

Breast cancer awareness month has begun

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - October is known for pumpkins and Halloween, but its also known for Breast Cancer Awareness and the color pink was in full force at the Texoma Community Credit Union as the maroon "T" got a new coat of paint.

Inside The Credit Union, two women each have their own story to tell.

Jackie Bush, a cancer survivor said, "I have been battling cancer for 16 years the past 6 years I have been diagnosed with stage four metastatic cancer breast cancer and have been on chemo nonstop."

That kind of a diagnosis it would be easy to get down but Bush said she finds strength in three things; faith, family, and friends.

Penny Moore with The American Cancer Society said "These ladies are our heroes of hope. This is what inspires us to keep going and keep working. The beautiful story is there are survivors! That's the good news for women diagnosed today."

Moore's current position with The American Cancer  Society means a lot to her.

"My mother is a 19-year breast cancer survivor and she took the drug Tamoxifen for five years after her diagnosis. American Cancer Society did the research and funding for Tamoxifen. I have The American Cancer Society to thank for my mom's life," Moore said.

Moore Also said "There's hope, there is so much hope, and there's a hope each day that we go forward"

Bush recently went to Washington D.C  to push awareness in legislation by meeting with Texas Senators, and Congressmen Thornberry at his office.

All month long donation jars will be at both branches. The proceeds from the money raised this month will be split equally between the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen of North Texas.

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