Wichita Falls woman to walk in Susan G. Komen 3-Day

WICHITA FALLS - Every year thousands of men and women walk in the Susan G. Komen three day event.

One Wichita Falls woman has traveled around the US participating in different cities raising thousands of dollars for those battling breast cancer. 

Christine Heidebrecht has trained over 4,500 miles, raised over $20,000  and in November, she'll travel to San Diego to walk in her 8th 60 mile walk. 
    
Heidebrecht has had people in her life affected by breast cancer, including her favorite college professor, which is why these walks are so close to her heart. 

"And just to see the effect it had on his family, that it had on him, to lose that support in his life and to the mother of his children and trying to decide what to do next.. it was a wake up call," Heidebrecht said. 

Heidebrecht said she's never been one to sit back and not do anything to help. 
    
She said because of all that Susan G. Komen organization has done for her friends and the courageous people she meets during the walk is why she continues her involvement with the 3 day event. 

"The very first walk that I did, a woman finished her first day and she went to the showers and she came back out and she lost the first amount of hair from her chemo therapy," Heidebrecht said. "She was on the route again the next day."

Heidebrecht said seeing the bravery from these men and women walking beside her always makes the 60 miles feel like nothing.  

Heidebrecht has set her goal at $5,000 and needs your help to get there. 

If you would like to donate just click here
 


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