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Buddy Check 3 November

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:50 PM CDT
more than $400,000 was raised for breast cancer prevention..
    
But also at the walk --important research gathering was happening on site.
Channel Three's Kathryn Daniel has more on the study that could one day -- unlock the cure.

She is quite simply, the heart of our newsroom.  
Bobbie Sewell is our news administrator and web producer, her official work title, but really, she's a fundraising machine.

(("I do a little, I do a little."))
Don't let her fool you, she's single handily raised thousands for Communities Caring at Christmas and our station's breast cancer team.
 
Recently she became a local youtube pie throwing sensation, yet, another fundraiser.
(("I hear I threw it pretty hard at my friend Amber, but I didn't mean to."))
    
But on this day -- she's serious about cancer research.
Outside the Cancer Prevention Study Three tent -- the usual pink fun and frivolity is going on, inside, they're gathering study participants for a new, decades long research effort.
    
Bobbie fills out a health questionnaire, some other paperwork and a blood sample is drawn.
    
If she's ever diagnosed with any kind of cancer. Bobbie's  sample will be pulled and studied extensively.

((It's a lot of comfort.  I think it's great, you never know, it may be used to find the cure."))

Five years ago -- cancer, very unexpectedly appeared in her life.
(("I do have a son who had cancer and cancer is not normally in our family."))
    
Cancer was never in Alice McCreary's family either but 15 years ago she had breast cancer, today she's a longtime survivor and is proudly recruiting research volunteers.

(("Maybe with the study my girls and my grandgirls will not have to go through what I went through."))
    
Bobbie says she'll continue to fundraise and walk for breast cancer causes but knowing she's now an active part of the research side gives her a new kind of hope.

(("It's an honor, it's really great.  An honor."))

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