Eyewitness News’ Shelley Kirk opened the 18th annual Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure on Sunday by relating to thousands of women with her own struggle with breast cancer.
She’s proud to say she’s a survivor.
Shelley battled breast cancer and she’s been cancer free for five years.
But she says being a part of Sunday’s Race for the Cure reminds her of the struggle she once endured.
She says hope is one of the most important aspects of her fight.
Her hope is her son Max.
“That’s the one thing that really kept me going is knowing that I am going to be here for him. I’m going to kick this thing because I am going to be here for my son. He was my inspiration. He was my hope and he still is to this day and to have him joining me in this fight, it means everything.”
Shelley’s husband and son walked along her side during the Race for the Cure.