110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Oct 11, 2013 - 4:47:21pm
Breast-cancer survivor Althea Chavers invites the community to take part in the inaugural Beautiful Althea Bright House Spring Hill Boys & Girls Club Breast Cancer Walk.
Everyone is invited. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Spring Hill Park, 935 S. Adelle Ave. in DeLand. No registration is necessary.
Chavers, longtime director of the Spring Hill Boys & Girls Club in DeLand, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and has been healed for seven years. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation, but put God in charge of her healing, she said..
Although cancer was a struggle, Chavers said, she grew personally and changed for the better because of the journey.
“This was a battle for me, but I learned so much,” she said.
Now, she added, she has the opportunity to speak to groups about cancer and to help others who are facing the same thing she faced.
Chavers said her children — daughters Ayla and Asha and son Liric — encouraged her to launch an event to celebrate her victory over cancer and to encourage and honor all who have overcome the disease or are battling it, as well as in memory of those who died from cancer. This is the first event, and Chavers hopes to repeat the walk annually.
At the walk, Chavers will be escorting a group of youths from the Boys & Girls Club. She invites everyone who attends to wear pink.
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