Tampa, Florida -- It's one of the biggest fundraisers for cancer research here in the Bay area, and we hope you'll put on your tennis shoes and come join us at the 9th annual Miles for Moffitt.
10 News is a proud sponsor, and Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is Team Longo captain.
One of the walkers taking on the challenge is in awe of the technology and cancer treatment advancements and is seeing it from the front lines. Moffitt's anatomic pathology lab stores the slides of patients' hopes: the positives and negatives of cancer.
Lisa Shepherd keeps track of the results. She battled cancer in her 20's.
"Fortunately, I was able to go through surgery to correct my situation," Lisa said.
She's using her healthy body to raise money for Miles for Moffitt, walking and running for research on the Path for the Cure. People who work in pathology are joining the thousands from across the Bay area from all walks of life.
"You'll see patients that are currently in the hospital. If they can become ambulatory or by wheelchair, sit outside and they're cheering everyone on. Then, you see family members come down and greet the runners and walkers, and it's just an emotional experience. A lot of people pay tribute to those that they've lost by recognizing and in their memory, They'll have different things that are important to that person. Maybe a picture of them," Lisa said
No matter the motivation, she enjoys seeing so many teams work together and getting the community involved.
Join 10 News near the USF Sun Dome Saturday, May 10th. The event begins at 7:15 am with a survivor ceremony at 9 a.m. If it's too early for you, you can always be a virtual runner-- stay home and sleep in. Click here for the info on how to register or donate.
Cancer survivors on a path to the cure
It's one of the biggest fundraisers for cancer research here in the Bay area. Put on your tennis shoes and come join 10 News.