tv Eyewitness News at 7 CBS May 8, 2016 7:00am-8:01am EDT
♪ welcome wack everyone to our cbs-3 race for the cure coverage here on this mothers day. >> we're here inside the macy's tent, so thankful to let us get out of the rain little bit. and so close, meeting people, it is amazing, everyone so happy, so proud, and we're so proud of them. >> exactly. now the rain is drizzling little bit out there right now, so we would like to toss it over to kate bilo with a look at how long this rain will be hanging around, kate, will we be able to get out of this tent in the next few
minutes? >> i'm hopeful guys you will be able to get out of the tent in the next few minutes, i'll drop umbrella, see what it looks like behind me here. we have a lot of people kind of taking cover in the tent. but, also, a lot of people that are walking around, getting invent i have. i saw one woman with a plastic bag on her head then hat on top of that. so that's one way to do it. you know what, the rain is starting to wind down, we had real intense downpour come through about ten minutes ago, now just seeing a little bit of drizzle, few sprinkles here and there, but the worse of it is moving out. we just talk to fred stein, kind of running things here, he said he pushed everything back about ten minute so the opening is her moan list start about ten minute later than they were slated to because of the rain, hopefully that will give us some time to get these showers on out of here. looking at storm scan3, show you what's happening with this rain. we were hopeful it wouldn't actually materialize, unfortunately it, did. in the, it is a very thin line of showers, luckily the heaviest is staying well off to the north. look at all of the heavy rain in north jersey. but in our area the stead jest has already moved through. still some lingering rain on the back edge, hopefully
within the next 15, 20 minute, dry things out here, and then i'm hopeful that the sun may come out by the time the runners cross the finish line, closer to 89:00. this morning. then the rest of the day is looking whole lot better. but it is casino of raw and chilly out here. i want to stress still come out. please come out and support this wonderful cause this morning, but make sure you dress in layers, dress in couple of more layers than you may think you need tonight maybe jacket, gloves, raw, chilly morning, here on the art museum stems. a lot of spirit out here, a lot of smiling faces, and a little rain never hurt anyone. certainly, the women that are about to walk down these art museum steps have been through a lot worse than little bit of rain so i think we can all deal billion it this morning. we send it back to jim, brooke, car officer erickson. >> thanks a lot of the kate. out here, obviously the race for the cure, what i've noticed and what i appreciate about this, this is also a celebration of survivors. just met wonderful woman leslie, under the tent in the cbs-3 tent over there. leslie a survivor after year.
and she is just, i mean, just beaming with excitement. real proud. proud of herself and she should be, proud to be out here, and there was another woman that walk up. and she said, you know, aim survive over, been nine years, when i was at one year i was just like her. and it was amazing, we have our own survivor part of the team here. >> and i think early detection is obviously key. and when people see this, a lot of people at home may say oh, i don't even want to know if they hear a story that they had to go through chemo or radiation or something, but early detection is the key. because the goal is to not think every day i had breast cancer. i would diagnosis -- i was diagnosed in 2003. i don't think every day oh, i had breast cancer. because early detection, i was able to go back to my life as normal. and that's what we want for every woman and the men who end up getting this, they can pursuit life they want. except i think they find it is better life on the other side of t and that's, that's what
is most amazing thing; you meet unbelievable people when you go through this. you find strength in yourself you didn't know you had. and sometimes the only way you're going to know you're made out of steel is to have a test and a fire and that really is key to so much. and i think if people really take a diagnosis, or any kind of bad news, as an opportunity to send message to others, i can handle this. you can handle this. and it makes your journey and everybody's who is going to tomorrow you because other will follow you, make everybody's journey so much better, and easier, and just, you know, i love coming here because i love the comradery, the spirit, and if you come down here, you know it, and i hope you can feel those who can't come down, can feel it through the steps. >> you're the tough he is lady i know. i just love you. i love you. we'll let you go, go to the survivor's walk, see you in a few minutes.
>> oh, we got to go to rahel. there is news happening outside. i'm fine, i'm fine. >> i know, jim, so emotional, such strong advice from carol there, thank you so much. >> well, check those tickets, someone in new jersey has hit the powerball jackpot for nearly $430 million. that's that sold ticket, one ticket, sold in mercer county, new jersey, a winning numbers in last night's drawing: five, 25, 26, 44, 66, and the powerball nine. "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh, live in trenton, talking to people this morning, about the big jackpot. good morning, anita. >> over billion many talking what i would do with $430 million. that's what someone in new jersey will be waking up to this morning, officials say that no one has come forward to claim that money yet. they say the winning ticket sold here in mercy county actually that's what someone
has to look forward to this morning. here in trend at any at pat's original diner talking to customers about what they would do with that amount of money. people are actually pretty selfless know, not necessarily an organization, but somebody i know needs it. >> but you got the right people to administrate the money, it is nice, i wish i won $430 million. >> if you are feeling lucky the next powerball drawing will be for $40 million. the seventh largest powerball drawing in history. live in trenton, anita o cbs-3
"eyewitness news". >> so far no trace of missing jet skier in the delaware river off trenton. jesus melendez, it happened last night after the jet ski melendez and friend renee grounds, throw both of them into the water. search is near the trenton boat ramp. investigators going through norristown apartment building to determine what caused a deadly fire. >> firefighters rescued another child, in critical condition, and five adult. no word on the extent of their injuries. >> and we are learning more about the victims in another fatal fire, this time, in south philadelphia, two family members died after fire complained a multi unit home on the 1700 block of moore street friday night. "eyewitness news" spoke to a family member, whose mother and uncle, were pronounced dead at the scene. >> they were good people.
would do anything that you asked from them. nothing that they wouldn't do for you. not just -- just keep just prayers, that's what we need mostly now. >> and fire investigators say the home did not have working smoke alarms, fire officials say if you need one, call 311 and the fire department will install one for free. >> another fatal fire, this one, in west philadelphia. it is under investigation. this fire on the 4700 block of west hazel avenue, killed one person, another is in stable condition. the fire also forced out several other people. >> we now know the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting in overbrook earlier this week. police say officer shannon coolbaugh, seven year veteran of the force shot and killed 52 year old richard forett when he drove toward. in a unmark car, when responded to call of driver acting suspicious near the 6300 block of overbrook avenue. >> and, police have charged
two men in connection with another police involved shooting. fifty year old desmond abernathy and 47 year old kurt joseph, are facing multiple charges from the may third incident. police responded to the 5300 block of graze avenue, for report of shots fired in the air, abernathy ignored orders to drop his weapon, and fired at officers. officer edward, eight year veteran, returned fire, hitting abernathy in the leg, he is in stable condition. >> philadelphia police officers gathered for the funeral of former philadelphia police commissioner, willie williams. current commissioner, richard rot, former commissioner, sylvester johnson, were among the mourners at zion baptist church. williams was the first african-american to lever philadelphia's -- lead philadelphia's police force in 1988, died at age 72. >> and now, let's get back out to race for the cure. we have jim, natasha and brooke joins us now. good morning, guys. >> reporter: good morning.
>> good morning, rahel indeed. we are joined by anchor natasha brown, so nice to see this morning. >> so nice to see you guys at this hour. >> exactly. >> just saying it has been months since we've seen you. >> it has been, hasn't it? >> natasha, you're out here every single year. do you events throughout the year for the susan g. komen family. this has grown substantially since you and have i been with the station. >> absolutely, i've been here 14 years, so about that long. and it just never gets old. i mean, you meet new people, you see familiar faces, as well. stowe really becomes like a family affair, just awesome place to be every mothers day. >> and you always have interesting stories. and i understand that you met some interesting people as part of this year's race? >> yes, absolutely, the lady that you are about to be introduced to actually you'll see her in a second. her name is jennette stevens, have been quite close over the years, has quite the story, a survivor, she is here, amidst the 6,000 survivors who make their descent down the art museum stems for her this
journey is extremely personal. >> for jennette stevens it, breast cancer diagnosis seemed almost inevitable. >> my mother's fourth daughter, diagnosed with breast kearns, she had five daughters and four of us have had breast cancer? jennette and her sisters have established an even stronger family bond centered around their breast cancer diagnosis and the struggle to defeat the deadly disease jennette found refuge with komen philadelphia in 2008. she is a survivor who has been spreading the words about komen and it mission for years. >> the komen name is out there everywhere. and when people are diagnosed with breast cancer, they need somewhere to go for support, they need to get the educational support. if they're uninsured, they call komen. and we're trying to be therefore everybody. >> every mothers day, you can find jennette amidst the sea of pink that saturate the parkway during the annual komen race for the cure. thousand it is running, walking, sprinting to the finish line.
but behind the scenes, much greater need a rises every year. >> we need people to register. you know, weaver about 100,000 people or more that come out to the art museum steps, and eakin's oval, and they love to see that sea of pink come down the 6,000 survivors, but we need people to register, because everything has a cause. >> the cost it takes to provide free mammograms to those in need, 156,000 counting during komen's 26-year history in the delaware valley. the stories of those who have been helped are never far from our mind. >> there is a young lady who was actually diagnosed when she was 14 with breast cancer, when we met hershey was already 22, i think. and she still needed treatment. and so we were able to get her, connect her, with the right facility, the right physician. >> komen continues to work, tackling the disparities within the african-american community. black women dying at alarming rates in areas that may be under served.
>> we are looking at why african-american women are dying at higher rates. we know that white women have a higher incidence of breast cancer. but black women are dying at 400 times more often. >> every little bit of fundraising helps, which is why this year's theme is the year of the team. >> to register, and you ask ten friends, for $10, that's $250 right there. 25% of the funds that we get go to research, but 75% stays right in the delaware val. >> i jen set among the 6,000 survivors who take their place on the steps of the art museum, for an emotional dissent. she is fortunate enough to see another year. she want to ensure everyone, ever diagnosed, has that chance. >> when you see us out there you see the survivors coming down, then people afraid of the diagnosis, but know that there is something wrong, that gives them hope, that let them
know, well, if 6,000 people at that race for the cure can come down the steps, and they look healthy, i can do the same thing. >> inspiring those out there, who think somebody may be wrong, people like jennette sharing the story, makes you come out, you know what, let me check this out. there is a family of people surviving, thriving, and, you know. >> we do have is he special guest here, so we will slide out of the way and introduce. >> we must introduce, friend, cbs-3, all of philadelphia, and state of pennsylvania, governor rendell. so good to have you here. >> good to be here, that the tasha. i missed the first one of these, but i became in 92, snow is my 25th. >> so 26 years we're celebrating here, what's it do for you to be here every year, governor? >> the great thing about it,
idea of the race to raise mine, great things for 25 years i've seen cures develop breast cancer survivors have much better chance of surviving because of the research, doing incredible things right here if philadelphia, whether you are introducing the aids virus to inject it into people to kill cancer cells and somehow the aids virus doesn't catch on but it kills the cancer cells. so the more research we do, the more running we raise the better making this chance obsolete. wouldn't that be great? >> awesome. 6,000 survivors, always emotional. just to see them make their descent down the art museum stems. >> and everyone every them has a great story like our carol erickson, everyone didn't think they would make it, but thanks to the work being done here did make it, did survive. we want there to be all survivors, that's a goal that i never believe we would roach
as an educator, it's all about connections. you're not just in the classroom; you're part of the community. you meet these tiny kids every year, and you help them learn and grow. but you also get to know their families, and over the years they become a part of your life, and you become a part of theirs. when you build those connections, you can accomplish some pretty amazing things. i'm jackie kruzik and i'm proud to be a new jersey educator.
>> sea the of pink, survivors starting to mover on in. you may hear jessica dean's voice behind me, at the stage right now, opening ceremonies have gun. of course that's good news, still little sprinkle, but definitely not the downpour we had earlier. >> kate royal, survive, this year, very first survivor series, friends with one of the fun raising dynamos for race for the cure. met in a business relationship, became very close friends, they share a bond in fighting breast cancer, here's their story.
>> andrea miller knows what it takes it raise money for research, sells homemade sweet potato pies, bridges her big puckett to wawa. >> bowling alice, up and down south street on a saturday night, we do it all. >> does all this because in the end it is the dollars that make the difference. >> i have a theory. hope is not a strategy, won't hope for a cure, wove to work for a cure. >> as with so many of us, andrea's relationship is a personal one. >> i lost my grandmother to breast cancer in 1989, at a time when there were no treatment, and there certainly was not cure and i lost subsequently a cousin at 52 years old, and if you have ever sat at a funeral with two teenage girls and watched them bury their mother, there is something very unnatural about that. >> when andrea mate kate royal, their business relationship quickly turned into a friendship as they bonded over a shared commitment to fighting breast cancer. >> i learned of kate's diagnosis, i shared with her i was an ad vaux cat. >> kate new something was wrong when she was diagnosed
with a cyst on her breast. >> when they drained it for the purpose of comfort and sent it away, i got a call at work i'm sorry to tell you that you have breast cancer. >> kate-her husband had been married for only 11 month and it came at an incredibly hard time. >> my mother-in-law pass in the days of me finding out that i had breast cancer. >> kate had triple negative cancer, required surgery, intense chemotherapy. but today she is a survivor. >> kate will be joining andrea's team the team pink ribbon express, and will be walking down the steps for her first time as a survivor. >> i'm not really a cryer, but i really think that it is going to be a very emotional day. >> and for andrea, in addition to heading up a race team, she is also sharing another important part of race day. >> you can find me at the big pink footprint tent where we will be honoring young survivors, 20 to 40 years old, we have a hollywood glam theme. we are going to be making
women over, making them feel fabulous. >> kate is planning to feel fabulous as she mars into that sea of pink with her fellow survivors in hopes she can pass a message to others that are still suffering. >> you can do this. keep fighting. the days where you feel like i can't do it any more, just keep pushing through. because you can do it. >> such inspiring message from kate, the sea of pink starts to form now, the star spangled ban is her playing, and such a sense hereof importance, but also, excitement. so many people, the in upbears grow every year. and we see this group of survivors ready to run down the steps, hopefully carefully, things are little slippery in the wake of the rain, but enjoying their years possibly first year or possibly ten, 20, 25 years, this is our 26th year, and we've got survivors that have been here every year. so it is so inspiring to see and of course we will be brink that to you live coming up in
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>> you see a live shot of the art museum stems, and right now at the cbs-3 tent, we've got our -- >> i just heard this lady right hearsay she just finish up chemo and radiation, congratulations. >> oh, okay. what's your name? >> my name is lori. >> lori, this is your team? >> this is part of our team. we have more team members coming. >> lori, we're proud of you. >> came prepared. although you said you just pick these up, the rain really doesn't seem to be dampening people's spirits. >> , no everyone their have a good time. >> yes. >> everyone is taking photos with the team, we've got leslie, natasha, stephanie, we've got meisha, a we've got brooke. i mean, it is just we've got the clown walking around with a tutu, i mean, the stiff you see here. >> it is amazing, and the two of you both survivors, is that right? >> twelve years for me. >> amazing.
>> race for the coverage here on cbs-3, boy, the place is starting to fill up now. >> it is. >> they're coming out, i think they were holding off because of the rain, now coming out if full force. >> here with their families, look, people over here. hanging out. this is the most fun part for me, just seeing the survivors, because i keep saying, this is a celebration of survivors. >> we're glad you supported us, and susan g. komen over the years, and you're out here today. we go over to kate bilo though, to see what the rest of the morning is going to be looking like, i'm not a meteorologist, but i think it is looking good. what about you, kate?
>> there are still just few raindrops, here, andherere, few sprinkles coming down, but other than that, the heaviest rain has moved on out. pretty much that's what we've been saying all along, 7:00 a.m., the showers mover through, now everything is quieting down in judge time for the survivors parade, and of course the race which start at 8:00. take a look at storm scan3, you can see, the heaviest now pushing into new jersey, philadelphia, looks to be drying out, and we may even see some sun break through in the next couple of hours, but right now up and down the new jersey turnpike, from trenton, right down into burlington county, we do have some steady showers, temperatures are starting to rebounds as the rain moves out. but still very chilly raw chill, as well, 53 in philadelphia. the clouds clear, the front moves off the coast, and we've got clearing skies through the rest of your mothers day afternoon. you can see, clear sky through monday. clouds are start town crease,
warmfront creeps in monday afternoon. that will bring more clouds monday night into tuesday. but it is going to warm up with that warmfront, as well. maybe a stray shower monday night into tuesday. but not a whole lot of rain, expected, as gee through the next couple of days. so finally a break from the cold, cloudy, gloomy weather today, after those showers move on out. sunny and breezy tonight, few clouds, little chilly tonight, again, down to 50 degrees, winds are out of the west at about five to 10 miles an hour, and let's take a look at the seven day, eyewitness weather forecast which, you know, temperature wise, at least, look really really good. monday, 72, with sunshine, that's our first nice warm dry spring day in a wheel, but clouds lynn crease in the afternoon, shower, tuesday, and then we start to warm up, some sun on wednesday, back to 74, thursday, 74, and friday, and saturday, showers, do creep back into the forecast, but hey, at least temperatures are in the 70s, which after a stretch of 50's is going to feel very, very nice. just in time for mothers day
afternoon, i'm hoping like i said it comes back out as we head into the race time, but for right now at least the rain is over, the survivors are dry, there are a few puddles out here but we can hand al few puddles. we send it back to you guys. >> philadelphia never let me down. whenever you ask, what was the best part about this, you did this, it is the people. just over here, big smiles, because you can't help but smile, but people, they thrive out here. it is amazing. >> rain certainly hasn't dampened anyone's spirit for sure. things, the crowd continues to grow and grow and grow. we go back to the news room for just a few minute, to get an update on those breaking news, and what's going on this morning, rahel? >> jim, brooke, good to see you, looks like a lot of fun out there. >> waking up much richer, soul winning ticket in last night's drawing was bought in new jersey. check out those tickets, the winning numbers are five, 25,
26, 44, 66, and the powerball is nine. >> "eyewitness news" reporter anita oh, live at diner in trenton talking to people this morning about the big jackpot, how people would spend that monday if i they won. good morning, anita. >> one lucky person in new jersey waking up as the winner that far powerball jackpot. they've not come forward to claim the prize yet, but lottery officials say it was sold here in mercer county although they are not yet releasing the stores name. right naught at pat's original diner in trenton talking about what they would do with the money. take a listen. >> i would pay off my grandfather's medical debt, buy them a house, by new self a house, and save the rest. >> buy a house, pay off some debt, you know, make my family little more comfortable. >> if you're feeling little bit more lucky and more inspired, the next powerball
drawing will be on wednesday night, it has been reset to $4 million. this $429.6 million prize, though, is the seventh largest in powerball history. live in trenton this morning, anita oh, cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> all right, someone waking up very excited. thank you, and eat a. >> u penn professor said he was questioned on flight out of philadelphia, after a fellow passenger profiled him. economics professor goat owe mensio playing from phl to syracuse on his way to mathematics conference, to pass the time before take off, he was solving an equation, with a woman sitting next to him, saw the writing and alert add flight attendant because she was concerned he might and terrorist. american airlines confirms he was questioned, and allowed to remain on the plane. >> think a while fire could catch, powerful winds continue to fan the flames as police
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leading trump by 13-point in the latest cnn general election pole. frontrunner continues to battle bernie sanders for their party's nomination. >> and hillary clinton will be among the guests on "face the nation" with john dickerson, of course, that airs this morning, at 10:30 here on cbs-3. >> favorite horse crossed the finish line first in the kentucky derby, ran the mile and a quarter at louisville's churchill downs at little more than two minutes. exaggerate err was second, and gun runner was third. nyquiest remains undefeated in eight races. his next stop, preakness, in baltimore may 21st. and now that you are to up date with "eyewitness news", let's sends it back out to ukee washington and jessica dean. good morning.
>> hi, everyone, how is everybody doing? >> we have our president and general manager of cbs-3 and the "cw philly", mr. brian kennedy with us, brian, has to be very special day for you, as well? >> absolutely, ukee, hey, jessica. what a great turn out. >> concerning the weather great survivors, so proud to sponsor this for 26 years, it is fantastic, great thing to do in the community. >> we love to be in the community. and we have talk about that over and over again, that we love being with our neighbors. this is an extension of that. we're a family at cbs, this is our family in the community. >> absolutely, and a lot of great work has done over 26 years, when we keep doing this, and the great turn out every year, we can beat this disease t can be fantastic. so we're in it for the long hall, we're excited to be a partner. >> indeed ryan thank you for your time man and your leadership. we appreciate t look, the rain has stopped. the man has arrived. thank you, sir, thank you, brian shall appreciate t nicole brewer is also here. we're just full of all sorts of fun guests right now, common in, nicole.
this is our good question, go to, right here. and you recently did one on friday that has to do with breast cancer? >> yes, we did it in honor of today's celebration, and creating breast cancer awareness, and it was actually on the topic of breast self exams, because when they were first introduced, a lot of people thought this is a very promising advancement. but we wanted to know is that really the case? and in fact one of our viewers, monica, sent in a question asking just that. are breast self exams really very effective? good question, honda. let's find out. >> huge event in philadelphia. around breast cancer awareness. they talk about early detection, right? how important are self exams? critical, shower exams, playing bed exams, easiest thing took for myself. >> how important are self breast exams? >> depends on what we're measuring. >> breast cancer surgeon at fox chase cancer center. he says, studies show breast self exams, or bse, do not
offer the early detection and survival benefits of other screening tests. >> that's interesting. why, did they say why? >> studies show, in fact, there was no improvement in the survival for women who develop breast cancer. >> that's disappoint to go hear, you know, the way it is presented. >> they did detect, unfortunately, many of those what we call false positive's. >> that's test result that incorrectly reports a person has a disease when, in fact, they do not. and that's led some organizations, like the united stay preventive services task force, to recommend against teaching the bse. >> i tend to fall on the better safe than sore. >> i says most practitioners agree. >> it is still important to do these self exams, flight. >> it is still important, it is very important for women to be aware of their own bodies. >> you always have to have the baseline. we have to be our own advocates for our own health as much as we can. >> you know your body better than inch else dolls, i promise you. >> so how often should you perform self he can arms? >> maybe every day when you
get out of the shower? >> at least maybe once a week. >> probably monthly. >> i think that's the recommendation. >> doctor, says, women should do it every month, three days after their period, since swelling is lowest. if you're post menopausal, pair it with monthly that ising. >> it could be paying a bill, paying your mortgage, something like that. >> isn't it nice we can talk about it, not taboo topic any more? >> it is okay, it is to happens, talk about it. >> we and -- we want to welcome all of you today to celebrate the lives. >> it is so great nicole that we can talk about this now. and that was such a taboo for so long, you talk to women who were around when it was -- you weren't allowed to say breast cancer out loud. >> exactly, just think about being diagnosed with the death east, not being able talk to someone about. that will so, certainly, we've come a long way, in terms of being able talk about it, but also, in advancing the cause and of course the treatment for breast cancer, yes, again, about knowing our bodies and taking those steps to be aware, if something is
wrong, then taking the proper steps. >> as that one woman said, you know your body the best, flight. >> exactly, so, so true. >> all right, great to see you. happy mothers day. >> thank you. >> yes, all right, ukee is up here on the stems. let's take a look there. >> ladies, i'm going to take you up the steps right now, because they'll be coming down very shortly. >> ladies, these are the survivors, what's up, ladies? right here. this is what it is all about. this is why we are here, this is why we make the donations, this is what it is all about when it comes to funding our survivors. ladies, god bless you. you ready to make that walk? (cheers) once again this is why we're here. this is, thank you, they like my pink shirt. i appreciate you all, god bless you, keep doing what you're doing, this is what it is all about. it is inspiration, that's what it is all b i need a big group hug.
then we throw it over to jim and brooke. group hug. all right, over to jim and brooke now. >> ukee is getting a group hug. >> ukee is, like, it is like a rock star, yes. i'm like oh, i see their faces. >> well, joining us now, another rock star in our company. senior vice president, in charge of all of the radio stations, david, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you, jim, i appreciate it. >> why is it so important that the cbs radio station is in town to support this specific event? >> we started when "kyw news radio" 25 years ago, as our family has grown, the six station action, so important for us to be a part of this, everybody has a mom. breast cancer has touched so many people in our family, our radio family we're committed throughout our entire organization to fight this fight until there is no fight to fight any more. >> that's the goal.
glad you're out here with us, it is just really great that the entire cbs family, entire cbs community is south here together, it is an occasion, it is amazing. >> it is great. you can't compete with what we have, the six radio stations, two tv stations, website like we have the power to deliver the message and help the cause. >> we like to come together. >> this is good to see you. >> and we're out here right now at the selfie boot. david, we have to get a selfie with you in just a few minutes. >> have you spent a lot of time over there? >> i have. lots of photos. yes, snap chat, periscope, hello, how are you doing in nice to meet you. >> this is a family event, honey, yes. >> how you doing? >> here with us this morning, as well. >> well, thank you so much, pete. we toss it to a break. we will be back.
awaiting the survivors parade down the art museum steps. this is the moment that really just catches what this is all about. these are live, saved by the research, by the love, by the outreach. we're all here today to support. >> and i can feel the love. we all can feel the love this morning. when we were at the top of the steps, we got the hugs, heard their stories, their stories of survival, the stories of support, when it comes to their families, and friend, and that's a big part of it all. having support, not only from the doctors and the medical people, but from your family and friends and having fate. i talk to so many women that have such a strong fate. and that's what is going to get us through, get us through this finish line to win this fight against breast cancer? one of our dearest friends really become a fate with all of the survivors, survivor herself, carol erickson is up at the top of the steps with the survivors. let's see if we can get to carol right now.
carol? >> you know, i think this is probably the quinessential moment of the entire huge beautiful event that we have this morning, the steps of the art museum, and all of these survivors. every year they've been here, this is 26 years, we brought survivors to the steps and boy are they ever happy to be here. now, we've got the opening line here. we're going to be walking down in just a second. but everything about you, young lady, says survivor, including what you have got un your glasses. >> tell me what brought you to the steps? >> this is my sixth year, this year, my first year as a survivor. four years ago my sister died of cancer. and i walk with her, her last year was my first year. so i am one year out. i had chemo, then i went for double masectomy, radiation, and i just finish up with total hysterectomy, three
weeks ago, and i'm here to walk. >> how is your head in all of this? how do you feel about life? >> you know, there are worst things in life than cancer. losing a child, probably the worse thing to me because i have two children, that's how i looked at it, if god gave it to me for a reason, i am here to tell a story and help other people. >> i think what you said is so key, you really have to keep everything in perspective, the strides that have been made, thanks to fundraising leak nine komen organization, and all of these, has really changed it for everybody. >> absolutely, absolutely. there is more breast cancer awareness out there now, doing the self exams and everything, so, ya. just keep checking. >> who is waiting for you at the bottom of the steps? >> my whole family, my husband's first year walking with me. >> okay, i know he's delight today see you, standing up
here. >> tell me but, i see you're in the pink, you'll run, you look great. how did you end up on these steps? >> six year survivor, i have breast cancer, i have both masectomy, just now, i have they found me with the kidney, i have cancer of the kidney, so i am getting operated next week. >> oh, boy. you know, it is amazing how it used to be people would hide cancer, hide breast cancer with the diagnosis, you're out it, helps to be out with it, doesn't it? >> yes, it does, but i am here, i am very positive. with the name of the lord i'm good. >> on that we leave it and go down these steps. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪
great year. >> double masectomy? >> yes. >> going to dot reconstructive, but before, an emergency came up, couldn't do it. >> so now they want to give me chemo therapy. so i'm in the process of getting chemotherapy. but they wouldn't do it until i held up from the emergency surgery. so now i'm going to go back. >> you came out here anyway. >> yes. >> what did seeing all of these women do? >> coy x-ray. because i know i'm not the only one now all of these survivors, sisters out here, she's a survivor, so avenue lot of support out here. >> you are never alone. >> never alone. steep go through, you think you're alone in it, and feel so down. but seeing all of this, beautiful thing today.
>> wow. >> it is story after story like. >> this i can see it. >> you know what? real man who cries. >> oh, i love you. >> when you know what everybody has gone through, coming down these steps, and they see their families, and they tell their stories, and they're so brave and bold and they talk about themselves in a way that you wouldn't even want someone maybe to over here in a line, but they'll say it on tv, they'll tell everybody, because they know when the words get out, it helps everyone. >> talking to s survivors, and they talk about how one day hopefully we won't have this, but, a lot of them say, no, let's still have it, and celebrate. celebrate a cure celebrate the fight. >> and move to help on whatever needs it next. but the strength people see, get from one another, coming down these steps, like that
woman, who still has so much more of her journey to go. >> i want to introduce you guys, this is laurali. i saw her coming down the steps, her face beaming white, just joy, and i want to hear what your story is. tell us about yourself. >> we do it for her, as well. >> so this runs in your family? >> yes, tid before my mom. >> really? >> yes. >> what is it like to be in that community of people? >> so just very emotional for me.
>> no, it is an emotional day. we know about that what is it that get at your heart? what is it? >> i'm not sure. i think it is just the amount of people who support, just beautiful to see. >> laurali, thank you. >> thank you so much. >> happy mothers day. happy mother day, mom, indeed. it is beautiful to see. it is beautiful to see, no doubt about that. >> more lovely people to talk about. >> i talked to on the stems, and, you know, you have supporters. you're a survive offer, you know what? your kids are survivors, too. >> absolutely >> remember that they're always going to be strong, and you can trust them. >> okay. >> and what about a mother or father who might be having this, not feeling quite so strong. how can they the children of
the family support them? >> do the chores around the house for them when they're in bed. >> pick up the socks. >> yes. >> all of the stuff that your mother said clean the room, can somebody do the dishes, besides me? and you fawn that as a young boy mother with breast cancer what would you tell other young boys, teenage boy in a similar situation? >> keep high hopes. hope everything turns out for the best. if it doesn't, don't worry about it. >> and you're here to support your mom who surround is a survive offer, because really a journey whole family takes? okay. yes we sure know that. ukee, it is a family affair. >> and you know how i love the word family. >> i know do you. >> this is what it is all about, amen, amen, that's what it is all about. thank you, keep the support going. i mean, just look at the sea
of pink, hine us. this is what it is all about, once again. and we can't do it without funding. we can't do without the love and support that so many of us get, and if you would like to help out, in the funding just text the word pink to 80077. >> help the beautiful women and men, and men. we need your help. and we need it today and always. it is a fight. and we're going to that finish line. and we're going to rise. we're going to rise. and you're going to come there with us. >> you guys, this is diane, diane is three-time survivor. three time survivor with her family. this is your caughter? >> yes. >> tell us what it is like to walk down those stairs as a three-time survive snore. >> very emotional. i have health issues going on right now, so i'm going to do this. i'm going to do this again, you know what i mean? just support the people, just overwhelming every time i come here, been coming here f