Man, woman, or child, breast cancer is a disease that touches all of our lives in some way, whether we know someone who has been diagnosed or have been given the diagnosis ourselves. It’s a long, hard journey to face through treatment and on the road to recovery, and that road is one that should never be travelled without the support and encouragement of loved ones.
In keeping with their community–minded way of doing things, Gateway Tire and Service Center of Clarksville steered their fundraising focus in October to Breast Cancer Awareness, holding a cookout on October 21, 2016, that showed their own encouragement and support for those battling the disease, raising $1,020 that was donated to The American Cancer Society. “Breast cancer affects so many people who have no idea what’s happening until the diagnosis; but with quick detection, the disease can be treated,” says manager Larry Fulks. “We had some wonderful support from Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Flowers Bread Company, and Jeff Stagner from Food Lion in bringing the cookout together, and that’s the kind of support that shows how greatly we’re all hoping to find a cure,” Fulks continues. “Our goal in hosting this event is to bring more awareness to the disease so that women will be checked and diagnosed in the earliest stages, when their chances of successful remission are greater.” Each dollar raised will help pave a smoother road, progressing further toward the ultimate destination of finding a cure.