CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - It's a fight that so many are in together. And one that Cheerleading coach Stacy Cates knows all too well.
"I was 33 years old and I found a lump in my breast," she said.
Diagnosed five years ago, it's been a struggle for her family and her friends. She decided this year that she wasn't going to walk in the race. But her cheerleaders decided otherwise.
"I felt like it's a special thing for me to do that for her," said 14-year-old Lexi Dunn. "And a special thing for her."
Cates went undiagnosed for five months. And three weeks after finally being diagnosed with breast cancer, she had a double mastectomy. Still, it wasn't enough so the mother of three turned to chemotherapy.
"I couldn't just lay down and take it," she said. "I had to stand up and fight. But isn't that what everyone does?