A Rome woman is mowing down cancer with a ribbon honoring survivors and victims in her yard.

Each year Kathy Yaworski and her son plant a tree in honor of her father, who died from a stroke 7 years ago. This year Kathy wanted to do something different. "I have an uncle who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. He struggles every day just to breathe. I decided to make a ribbon in his honor."

But Kathy knows more than just her uncle who is battling the horrible disease. "My Aunt Sandy is a 27 year survivor of throat cancer, a family friend lost his battle with brain cancer, and a woman I went to school with was recently was diagnosed with stage 4 lung and brain cancer and only has weeks left."

For breast cancer awareness month in October, Kathy says she plans on turning the ribbon pink in honor of another aunt who is a 3 time breast cancer survivor, a dear friend and her ex mother in law, all breast cancer survivors, and her sister in laws sister who lost the battle at age 38. "Watching someone struggle with cancer is heartbreaking and devastating. My heart goes out to all who have to deal with this, the person with cancer and the friends and family."

Mowing the ribbon into her Rome yard is just Kathy's small way of honoring those battling the disease. "If I had one wish it would be for a cure for cancer. It's everywhere."

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