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More than 4,000 people registered for Sista Strut in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - For months the Sista Strut has been the talk of the town and its finally here. It's the largest walk of its kind in Memphis to support women of color impacted by cancer.

iHeartMedia Memphis is set to host the event. I stopped by the K97 studio to talk to radio personality and assistant director Big Sue about the walk.

"The Sista Strut was done in St. Louis and I believe there was one in Nashville but this is Memphis's baby, we show up and show out," she said.

African American women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age.

"Statistics also show that survival rates for African American women are low so this is a walk that raise awareness," said Big Sue. "This is also for women who are walking in memory of women who did not survive their fight and for the survivors, and this is for the community coming together and saying this is our support for you."

More than 4,000 people have registered and are expected at Tiger Lane Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a. m. and the walk starts at 10 a. m.

Ruby Armstrong is a breast cancer survivor. After spending the last 5 years in remission, she has a message for other women who have been diagnosed.

"When I was diagnosed I was like, 'Okay, let's see what we can do to fight this thing. It's not over until it's over,'" said Ruby. "Please ladies, go in and get your mammogram."

April Armstrong will be strutting in honor of her mom.

"I'm excited. I have my running shoes, I have some paraphernalia,  I hope I don't sweat my hair out," she said.

April shared her thoughts on the significance of the Sista Strut.

"It is important to just stay motivated and just know that it can not be something you allow to conquer you," she explained.

Hundreds of volunteers have signed up to help with the walk. All of the contributions raised will support and benefit Memphis women.

"This is completely a community effort and sister strut is going to be amazing this Saturday," said Big Sue.

You can find more about the walk at www.myv101.com

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