Women coming together to celebrate breast cancer survival

March 30, 2017 06:53 PM

A big party is slated for April 8 for a select group of women. It is a group no one would volunteer to be a part of. However, many say they will celebrate life more because they are a survivor.

"I burst into tears and then you have to stop crying because you can't change what happened," explained Marcy Graziano.

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Graziano remembers the day in 2013 like it was yesterday. It was the day she was told she had breast cancer.

"There was no history of breast cancer in my family. At the time I was 43 years old. I had three small children. It was just shocking," she recalled through tears.

However, Graziano now cries happy tears. In fact, last year she attended the annual "Celebration of Survivorship" luncheon for those who have survived breast cancer.

"Last year, we almost tripled the attendance of the year before and this year we are expecting to sell out once again," explained Nancy Sciocchetti, co-chair of this year's "Celebration of Survivorship."

The luncheon is being held at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. It’s sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which sponsors the big Race For the Cure.

Sciocchetti says it’s not just about raising money and funding other programs, but having a party and doing something special.

The event is open to all survivors of breast cancer. There's a small fee for everyone else.

Sciocchetti and Graziano say there will be laughs, tears and lots of inspiration.

Once again, the luncheon is Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs.

More information:
Susan G. Komen: Northeastern New York


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