EAST PEORIA - The Susan G. Komen foundation battled breast cancer Saturday at an event for survivors.
It says women of color are twice as likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer. That means they are more likely to die from the disease.
Hundreds of women showed up, proudly wearing pink ribbons. People shared emotional stories and a panel of doctors gave information and answered questions.
One survivor said there's one piece of advice she wished she knew going into her battle with breast cancer.
"There's a network. And if you're alone, you can call anyone of us, call Komen or any breast center, cancer center and they will have somebody to go with you to be with you to talk to you and answer questions," said Sharon Kilgore.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure says early detection is the key to saving lives; the organization pushes screening, awareness and prevention.
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