Cassandra Countryman, a 10-year breast cancer survivor, recently led a team of walkers to complete the Susan G. Komen Three-Day Breast Cancer Walk. She tells the San Diego Union Tribune that the 60-mile walk was “humbling” and “exhilarating” in the recent article Walk was both tiring, inspiring.
Countryman founded San Diego County’s first support group for African-American women with breast cancer, the Scripps African-American Breast Cancer Support Group. She walked in memory of her friend Sarah Wheaton, who co-founded the Circle of Life support group with her.
Ms. Countryman was also profiled in Breast cancer survivor tries to help others with the fight, and recently received the 10 Leadership Award for outstanding work in the community.