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One year after her death, Stephanie Rochon’s legacy lives on

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 18:23:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- It has been one year since cancer claimed the life of CBS 6 anchor Stephanie Rochon.

Through her monthly Buddy Check 6 reports, Stephanie made it her mission to bring more awareness to the fight against breast cancer. A message that lived on, even after she passed away.

Last September, members of the Central Virginia Chapter of The Sisters Network along with volunteers and our CBS 6 family knocked on doors to spread life-saving information about breast cancer.

Stephanie was very involved with The Sisters Network. The group's 11th annual "Gift for Life Block Walk" was held in memory of Stephanie.

Stephanie Rochon

Stephanie Rochon

In February, a CBS 6 team including Stephanie's sons and husband played in her honor at a Bowling For Boobs charity event.

It helped to raise money for the nonprofit Reach Out for Life.

The money raised helps to pay for mammograms for women who can't afford one. This was a program close to Stephanie's heart.

On July 16, Reach Out for Life will host a sporting clays charity event. The “Taking a Shot at Breast Cancer” event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 442 Middle Fork Road in Palmyra, Virginia. All proceeds go to providing education and access to free mammograms.

On August 12, CBS 6, Reach Out for Life and the Richmond Flying Squirrels will host a night at the Diamond in honor of Stephanie. Not only will Stephanie be honored, but money will be raised to fight breast cancer and to possibly save a life.

Since Stephanie's passing, 27 donations -- totaling $2,715 -- were made to help with the Free Mammography Outreach Program that provides access to free breast imaging for area underserved women.