It’s a great day in Compton!
On Saturday hundreds of Compton Unified School District (CUSD) families, teachers, staff, and officials gathered at Greenleaf Parkway for the Sixth Annual Compton Walk for a Cure.
The yearly event helps raise breast cancer awareness and provides the community with information on early detection and treatment. It is also an opportunity for survivors and their families to share their stories and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to the disease.
Walk for a Cure’s co-hosts included CUSD Board President Satra Zurita, Board Vice President Micah Ali and City Councilwoman Janna Zurita.
Community lead Lena Cole Dennis joined in with her Hot Pink glasses to participate, spread love and the message of early detection, while getting her many selfies with happy participants and cancer warriors.
“1 in 8 women will get breast cancer this year! Early detection is key to survival”, says Satra Zurita.
“Once you check and they tell you something is wrong, you need to follow up and follow through. Cancer does not have to be a death sentence,” she said. “Prevention is the key but early detection saves lives.”