Our Town North Liberty: Cancer Walk
By Travis Bockenstedt, Our Town Producer
NORTH LIBERTY - Lexie Just and Lisa Benton are looking back at an event that was truly life changing for them.
"I personally started crying, I think we all kind of did because its so emotional," said Benton.
As friends they decided to join in a 3-day walk to cure cancer. They didn't walk alone. Beside them, thousands of cancer survivors, family members and others like them who just wanted to make a difference.
"The goal is to eliminate breast cancer. I think with all the money they are raising and giving it to research and prevention and treatment, I think they will get to that goal," said Just.
Together they will contribute to breast cancer research by raising 2,200-dollars each. The money will be used to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk. Its held in cities across America, Lexie and Lisa will be walking this November in San Diego, California.
"Everyone is very generous. Their very supportive because everyone knows someone who's suffered from breast cancer, andy form of cancer. And walking 60 miles shows dedication to the cause," said Just.
"I'm a pharmacist, so I have patients who have cancer. So from that aspect I think its going to be beneficial."
Together they have begun a 21-week training routine to prepare for the 60-mile walk.
"It's a lot of walking. It's 20-miles a day, three days strait. The more walking you do the better off you are going to be on the event," said Benton.
This is the second year that Lexie and Lisa have done the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. They plan to raise money through bake sales, garage sales and a neighborhood barbeque. 85-percent of the proceeds from the Brest Cancer 3-Day benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer.
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