The Buddy’s Bar-B-Q Race Against Cancer celebrated its 20th annual 5k race and walk Sunday, Nov. 10. The race benefits cancer screenings and education in East Tennessee. UT student Alice Mitchell has been cancer-free for two and a half years. Mitchell attends as many races she cans because she wants to, “support a community that supported me through it all.”
Mitchell was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer in January 2011 and immediately underwent treatment. Mitchell endured 4 rounds of chemotherapy and 32 rounds of radiation therapy. On April 16, Mitchell went into remission.
Mitchell declares April 16 as her new birthday. Since 2011, Mitchell has celebrated her birthday by spending time with those that helped her through her journey.
Buddy’s Race has helped raise more than $5 million for cancer care and education in East Tennessee.