As Marylanders, we all have the true grit and courage to overcome anything including cancer.
This year marks the 18th Annual Fight Against The Disease with the Legacy Chase.
The event's tradition of strength, fellowship, and success has pushed many survivors to feel hope in finding the ultimate cure.
Bernadette Peterson is a 19-year breast cancer survivor and advocate of the “Legacy Chase”.
Her story like so many is of strength, encouragement, and hope which are actually the underlying theme of this year’s 18th annual chase.
"The three things bring comfort and strength to cancer patients. You have your hats which make you have your individuality. The horses gives you strength and it runs the last mile to the finish line. Then there is your hope and that is the most important part of the event is hope that GBMC will a cure for oncology patients and their loved ones," said Peterson.
For Peterson, the Legacy Chase is a way to give back for good service and good treatment from GBMC.
"So it means a lot and it gives you an opportunity to meet other patients, cancer patients, and survivors and it’s just fellowship. And you can bring your whole family, kids, and welcome. They have their little superhero outfits on and so it’s just a good time to come together and appreciate how far you have come as a cancer patient and a cancer survivor."
Legacy Chase not only unites family, friends, patients, and survivors but continues the quest to find a cure from an illness that affects so many.
"Well the money goes to help the patients for different services and they have support programs. Also when they need transportation to get back and forth for their appointment, also acupuncture and different things like that and so it’s very helpful."
This year’s event is was set for September 29th at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. down at Shawan Downs in Cockeysville.