A one-hour telethon, Stand Up to Cancer, airs Friday at 7 p.m. on WTOK-TV, to raise money for life-saving research.
Most anyone has been touched by cancer in some way.
Julie Blaine works in a medical field, in the laboratory at Meridian Medical Associates. She is constantly around doctors and nurses. It's these friendships that helped her get through a day that rocked her world.
In 2000, Blaine was told she had stage three metastatic breast cancer. Her children at the time were ages 3-12. She said she knew she had to beat the disease.
"I have four children; they were all young then," said Blaine. "I'm hoping by the time they are grown, there will be a cure."
For Blaine, efforts like Stand up to Cancer go a long way toward creating awareness, and will hopefully lead to dramatic progress in research.
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