Augusta, GA (WFXG) - This
isn't your average New York fashion show, and these aren't your typical
super models. But these women, and man, bravely take the runway as proud breast
am here to celebrate life," said Charlene Pope, she's been a breast cancer survivor for 15 months. "I am here to be in fellowship with all these
wonderful women who have gone through the same struggle that I have gone
through. And just be thankful for being here today."
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hundreds of survivors who've won their battle
against the disease, dined at the 2012 Portraits of Life Breast Cancer diner; sharing
stories of their struggle with those who can relate the most.
mother and grandmother were also breast cancer patients," said Judy Reddick. She's going on four years surviving the disease. "They both passed on
from breast cancer, but for those of us who are here, we're honored to be here."
their victory with friends, food and fashion, University Hospital showed their
cancer is the number one cancer in women," said Pan Anderson, program coordinator for University Hospital's Breast Health Center. "It's the number one dreaded cancer in
women, but it's also the number one cancer that can be survived so it's an
honor to give the night to them to celebrate their life."
women aren't the only ones who bear the burden of the disease.
all think about our mothers, our grandmothers, our sisters having breast
cancer," said Cecil Herrin, who's been a breast cancer survivor since January. "You don't think about a man having breast cancer. And with us it's getting
more common now."
or female, these survivors have a support system to cheer them on as they
catwalk down the runway and through life.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:04:30 GMT
Aiken County deputies say they searched with New Ellenton police officers for two armed men who shot dogs on Sizemore Avenue on Saturday night. Aiken County deputies say they started searching for the suspectsMore >>
UPDATE: Police say they've arrested one of the two suspects who shot three dogs in a New Ellenton neighborhood Saturday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:09:50 GMT
The Sam's Club in Aiken opened its hiring center Monday morning. The new Sam's Club on Jefferson Davis Highway is set to open this fall. The store is looking to fill nearly 200 full-time and part-timeMore >>
The Sam's Club in Aiken opened its hiring center Monday morning. The new Sam's Club on Jefferson Davis Highway is set to open this fall. The store is looking to fill nearly 200 full-time and part-time positions. Club Manager Gerald they've already had 100 applicants before 11 a.m.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:49 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:49:35 GMT
Two people are in the hospital after their motorcycle crashed while police were chasing them.South Carolina Highway patrol said the chase started just after 2 a.m. Monday. They said the motorcycle driverMore >>
Two people are in the hospital after their motorcycle crashed while police were chasing them.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:31:42 GMT
Relatives and dozens of Beech Island community members gathered today in front of Island Cuts Barbershop to remember Zann Worrell. "I was totally surprised and very happy that everybody came out becauseMore >>
Dozens of Beech Island residents gathered tonight to remember Zann Worrell, who was fatally shot in his barbershop on Saturday afternoon.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:20:12 GMT
One person has been transported to the hospital after being shot at Axis Barbershop in Beech Island. Aiken County dispatch said it happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. There are at least two suspects,More >>
Aiken County Coroner's office has confirmed that 32 year old Zann Worrell Jr. of North Augusta died at GRU Medical Center on May 18, 2013 at 3:37 p.mMore >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-05-19 19:11:10 GMT
Richmond County Dispatch confirms there has been a stabbing at a Family Dollar. Deputies say it happened on the 2900 block of Dean's Bridge Road around 7:18 tonight. Information is limited at this tiMore >>
UPDATE: Richmond County investigators said Tonya S. Terry was stabbed several times in the chest area inside the Family Dollar on Dean's Bridge Road Saturday evening.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:04:50 GMT
Richmond County dispatch received a call around 7:20 a.m. that the Millbrook Apartment building was on fire located off of Skinner Mill Road. Firefighters were on the scene until around 8:30 a.m. No injuriesMore >>
Richmond County dispatch received a call around 7:20 a.m. that the Millbrook Apartment building was on fire located off of Skinner Mill Road.
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:23:19 GMT
A fundraiser was held Saturday in honor of Wesley Spires. Local firefighters held a boot drive to honor their fellow volunteer firefighter who remains in critical condition after he was beaten by whatMore >>
A fundraiser was held Saturday in honor of Wesley Spires. Local firefighters held a boot drive to honor their fellow volunteer firefighter who remains in critical condition after he was beaten by what investigators said was a bat along the Augusta Riverwalk on May 3rd.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:05:19 GMT
Instead of spending the day at the computer, some Augustans spent their day learning about it. People gathered at the Imperial Theater for Web Afternoon. Mayor Deke Copenhaver gave remarks about Augusta'sMore >>
People gathered at the Imperial Theater for Web Afternoon. Mayor Deke Copenhaver gave remarks about Augusta's growth in the technology sector.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:55:44 GMT
Michael Robert Bradford, an employee of DynCorp International, has been killed in Afghanistan.Bradford was a Grovetown resident, according to information from a DynCorp spokesperson.The spokesperson toldMore >>
Michael Robert Bradford, an employee of DynCorp International, has been killed in Afghanistan.More >>