Turnout strong for Komen Race for the Cure

Terrie Bass who is of 26, an inhabitant of Callahan had a lot of causes to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2-kilometer race this morning at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.

Frances Drummond was one of the co-workers, 42, who participated in the race along with her. In 2006 she was detected with breast cancer and has been cancer-free for two years.

Bass held that she is a survivor. She gave many examples like her mother-in-law and another co-worker is a survivor. She had a friend who passed away from breast cancer a few years ago.

Bass said that her friend, Deneen Goetz was only of 32. She lived in Jacksonville. In 2007 she died after doctors didn't detect the disease awaiting it was at a late stage.

Still Perdono had another reason to participate in this year's event. She lost her mother, Bea Altman, to the disease when she died of breast cancer in 1987 at 58.

But very soon two weeks ago, Linda Altman, Perdono's sister, she was also of 58. She was diagnosed with the same option that killed their mother that is invasive ductile carcinoma.