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Reba donates to nonprofit that helps breast cancer survivors

Posted at 12:23 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 12:55:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Sisters Network Central Virginia, a local nonprofit that promotes the importance of support, breast health education and advocacy, is taking its annual walk virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the latest CBS 6 Gives, what started out as a Zoom meeting about the upcoming walk with CBS 6 anchor Reba Hollingsworth, turned into a big surprise.

"I wasn't totally truthful calling this meeting," said Hollingsworth. "At CBS 6 we have what we call CBS 6 Gives. We want to make a generous donation to the Sisters Network Central Virginia to thank you for all that you do in the community."

"We know this goes all the way back to Stephanie (Rochon). Stephanie was so involved in the organization and what you do on the daily in terms of awareness and especially among black women the cancer rate is so high. We die more often from breast cancer. So, we just want to thank you for doing what you do every single day. We just want to give you this donation to help you with your mission," she added.

Organizers say the nonprofit is also working to help those impacted by COVID-19 by providing money to assist them with the rent, groceries and utilities.

Proceeds from The Gift of Giving Block Walk will also provide those families a much needed lifeline.

This year's block walk is on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Click here to register for the event. Participants and pets can join the walk over Zoom on the day of the event.

You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.