Kern County breast cancer survivors ring liberty bell to celebrate breast cancer awareness month
American Cancer Society opens new office, today
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Many Kern County breast cancer survivors came together, Tuesday, to celebrate their fight to be cancer free.
Survivors and their families started their day by ringing the liberty bell in Downtown Bakersfield.
The Links for Life walk was also this morning and brought women from all over Kern County to share their stories and struggles.
"Today a year ago, I stood here not knowing I was carrying breast cancer and 22 days later from today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. If it wasn't for a month like this, breast cancer awareness, I would have never caught my cancer," said Niki Reyes, a breast cancer survivor.
For many, Links for Life helps breast cancer patients realize they're not alone.
"We also have our monthly support group for survivors, we have our resource library, and just have all sorts of services for women and their families who are going through this," said Stana Bright, President for Links for Life.
The Bakersfield Chapter of the American Cancer Society also kicked off the awareness month with the expansion of its offices in Bakersfield.
The offices located at 1831 Truxtun Avenue will offer more services to local cancer patients, including, a larger office space, dedicated cancer patient room and wig salon.
The ribbon cutting was held Monday afternoon with Mayor Harvey Hall in attendance.
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