On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles and Jefferson celebrated our 9-year partnership in the effort to beat breast cancer. The Eagles’ Tackling Breast Cancer campaign honors all those who are battling and have battled this disease.
So before the game, 20 breast cancer survivors treated at the Jefferson Breast Care Center carried the large pink ribbon flag on the field for the National Anthem.
One of those flag bearers, Alison DiGregorio, wanted to give back to the community that helped her through her diagnosis and treatment. Last September, the mother of two was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer after her annual mammogram.
Cancer free for one year, Alison was interviewed for both NBC10 News and Actions News on 6ABC explaining that the ribbon ceremony was particularly meaningful to her. You Can see Alison’s story on NBCPhiladelphia.com.
“I think that’s when it will hit me that I am actually a survivor,” she said.
She and the other 19 survivors held the pink ribbon over the 50 yard line for everyone to see. Alison hoped that other cancer patients might look at the survivors out on the field as an inspiration.