Walk raises awareness of breast cancer

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  • By Airman 1st Class Justin Goodrich
  • Det. 8, Air Force News Agency
More than 200 Airmen and family members here put their best foot forward to help raise awareness of breast cancer during an Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club-sponsored walk Oct. 21.

The ACES club arranged the walk as a way to encourage Combined Federal Campaign donations to those charities addressing elimination of causes, research, treatment and outreach programs for breast cancer. 

Event coordinator Kathrine Kosmala, dressed in pink, a color commonly associated with breast cancer awareness, talked about the pervasiveness of breast cancer. 

"People are touched by this -- one in eight women will be affected, and even men.  So I believe that somewhere, someone has been touched by this event and they believe in it. So they came out to support us. I mean this is amazing," she said. 

"We all come together for camaraderie and just make sure that everyone's doing their job and their part to make sure there's awareness out there for breast cancer," said event walker Rebecca Cobos. 

Among those doing his or her part was Staff Sgt. Rhonetta Jones, who walked "to support all the women who have breast cancer or all the people who know someone who had breast cancer." 

"I think it was a good cause.  We raised money to help support the breast cancer research," she said.