Survivors walk to support cancer cure

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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 10/20/2013 2:32 pm Published: 10/19/2013 9:41 pm

Thousands took another step in life's journey at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.

"I was diagnosed right before Christmas, 2011," said Robert Christy.

Christy had a lump on his neck. Christy said doctors also found a cancerous on his spleen.

"All the sudden, everything you do in life comes to a halt," said Christy.

Christy endured six months of chemotherapy. He beat Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and life hasn't been the same since.

"Sometimes you stand back and realize you're blessed," said Christy.

The sea of support that showed up at the cancer walk is the medicine doctors didn't prescribe. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been getting together for these walks in Tulsa for the last 12 years.

"We just want everybody to know that we're here and that they can help us in this fight," said campaign manager for Light The Night, Carol Plemmons.

All of the funds raised will help find a cure for blood cancers.

The fundraising goal for Tulsa was $100,000. More than $150,000 was raised in Oklahoma City.

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