Gerri Willis Leads Fight Against Breast Cancer at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Fox Business anchor Gerri Willis will lead the fight against breast cancer on Sunday as thousands take part in the 2018 Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure.
It’s the event’s 28th year running, and the second for Willis, who was diagnosed with stage 3 lobular breast cancer in April 2016.
Willis, the Susan G. Komen 2018 Impact Award winner, underwent a mastectomy of her right breast, four months of chemotherapy, breast reconstruction surgery and five weeks of daily radiation before being declared cancer-free.
Willis told Fox News that she just had her annual mammogram and she's still "clear as a bell."
The Susan G. Komen Foundation is the country's leading breast cancer charity, having raised more money than any other organization to find a cure for breast cancer.
— Gerri Willis (@GerriWillisFBN) September 6, 2018
Willis will be joined by about 50 to 60 Fox colleagues for Sunday's 5K run/walk, including Melissa Francis, Cheryl Casone, Liz Claman and Martha MacCallum.
Willis told Fox News that the support is extremely important, and it's critical for both those in treatment and survivors.
She urged people in the New York City area to come out for the event -- which begins at 9:00am ET Sunday in Central Park -- and for others to consider donating to “Team Gerri.”
“For so many people who do this race, they feel the power, the support,” Willis said. “Especially if you’re in treatment, or a survivor, to know that so many people come out to do this race it’s like having a warm embrace – the feeling is so great and for that reason, it’s transformative.”
If you're interested in learning more or donating to Willis' team, click here.