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After two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Pink Walk returns to Werner Park in Papillion

PAPILLION, Nebraska is pink from horizon to horizon.

Saturday marked the triumphant return of the More than Pink Walk at Werner Park after a two-year absence.

The purpose of the walk is to show support for breast cancer survivors and those receiving treatment, popularly known as “thrivers.”

Over 2,000 participants could choose between walking one mile or three miles.

Breastcancer.org estimates that approximately 1 in 8 women will acquire breast cancer in their lifetime.

6 News spoke with a few women who participated in Saturday’s event. Herein are their accounts.

Triple negative breast cancer was diagnosed to breast cancer survivor Margie Smith in 2011. It broke my heart to learn that I had to be honest with you because my daughters had recently lost their father.

“I was fortunate,” survivor Sherri Hoffman remarked. “I did not undergo chemotherapy and radiation like the majority of these women. I had expanders and reconstruction, but I’m here now to spread the word about awareness.”

Kari Nickell, a cancer sufferer, stated, “I cannot have a horrible day; I just have moments.” “We will definitely get through this together. This is the very definition of “no man fights alone.”

TheSarpyCounty was a pleased sponsor of Saturday’s event, which was hosted by Daybreak presenter Danielle Avitable and Craig Nigrelli.

Team Kari is one of the leading fundraisers for the event.

Her team had raised more than $3,200 at last check.

Saturday’s revenues will support breast cancer research and education.

They have raised almost $175,000 to date.

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