(WXYZ) - The Race for the Cure is just two days away--it's an event that draws together more than 30,000 metro Detroiters.
All for one purpose: racing towards a cure for breast cancer.
It's known as the silent cancer. It knows no boundaries.
The sound of Nancy O'Keefe's voice fills the foyer of the Karmanos Cancer Center in Farmington Hills.
She's a survivor.
One that's benefited from the Komen Race for the Cure and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center.
She talks about her diagnosis. The minute she found out.
It was a scary time in her life. She had just moved back to the area from New York.
A singer turned instant cancer warrior, she knew she had to get help. She turned to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program funded in part by donations brought in by the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure.
O'Keefe has been in remission for over a year now.
Last march she had her ovaries removed out of an abundance of caution after doctors found a cyst on one of them.