TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In October we love to celebrate those who've beaten breast cancer.
One reason is because since 2011, cancer has been the leading cause of death in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Cancer could not beat Dr. Towanda Davis. Nine years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
This year, she officially got a clean bill of health.
Dr. Davis will join a group Thursday night who are celebrating being cancer-free, as well as others who are battling the illness every day.
The Cancer Knockout Foundation will hold its sixth Knock Out Cancer Banquet. Each survivor will get a 'Hope bell' to symbolize their triumph over cancer.
Knowing the struggle first hand, Dr. Davis’ mission is to bring hope.
”Our environment in the Cancer Knockout is hope, life, living fighting defeating this cancer then that’s when they walk out of there they spread that word," said Dr. Davis.
Davis had a major surgery this year and doctors were able to get every bit of cancer infecting her body.
Davis says when she got word she was cancer free she felt vindicated. She wants that same feeling to come to those still battling.
The Cancer Knockout is Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Capital City Country Club. The event is open to all survivors.