The lifesaving message these folks are delivering door-to-door in Henrico

Posted at 11:55 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 23:55:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Central Virginia chapter of the Sister's Network held their 11th annual "Gift for Life Block Walk" Saturday morning to spread lifesaving information about breast cancer.

This year's walk was held in memory of longtime CBS 6 Anchor Stephanie Rochon who passed away in June after battling cancer.

The Sisters Network gave Stephanie's family a plaque during a special ceremony to honor her involvement with the organization as a longtime mistress of ceremony and participant.

CBS 6 anchor Antoinette Essa, wearing Stephanie's boots, took over mistress of ceremony duties this year for her friend.

Fellow WTVR staffers, including Candace Burns, Bill Fitzgerald, Shelby Brown, Raymond Hawkes, Mike Stone and other members of the CBS 6 team went door to door to spread awareness about breast health and hand our resources packets.

Organizers said the walk's goal is to spread awareness about early detection and open up a discussion about the disease.

A special thank you to photographer Karl Giles who sent many of these photos to WTVR.

Click here to see more photos and to connect with the Sisters Network on Facebook.