DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Whether it’s a friend, family member, or even yourself, everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way.

Southeast Health is hosting its annual Champions of Hope Walk. On October 16, starting at 6 a.m. they will hold a 5k, 10k, and Spirit Walk to raise money towards local cancer treatments and services.

“The great thing about Champions of Hope is that 0100% of what you donate you know is going to stay here in the Wiregrass, stay here at home so that you can stay home when you might have cancer,” Special Events Manager Sarah Jenks said.

Jenks explained how their goal for the walk is to raise enough funds to provide for local cancer services.

The walk will go through Downtown Dothan on St. Andrews Street and Foster Street.

In the past, the walk was meant for breast cancer, now, they’ve expanded to include everyone with all forms of cancer.

“Once you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you need all the help you can get because it’s the unknown,” breast cancer survivor,” Carol Dracos said.

Dracos was diagnosed in 2018. She believes the event raises awareness, gives them a support system, and is a way to keep treatments local through donations.

“I feel great, I feel good, I feel like a second chance,” Dracos said.

A feeling she believes all survivors and those dealing with cancers will experience at Champions of Hope.

Dracos stresses the importance of getting a mammogram, and not being afraid, and to take it seriously.

To register now for the walk visit their website here.