Featured image: Allison day and Monica Riley
By Christopher T. Matthews
Journal Staff Writer
Monica Riley and Team Black Diamond, in conjunction with the daughters of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Joined thousands of other participants at the annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure 5k walk and Run on Sunday, September 25, 2016.. Over two-dozen people showed up to represent Team Black Diamond
Monica Riley a one year and eight month survivor, said, “I am grateful for all of the people who joined in to support me and to support the race for the cure overall. A friend of mine named Vita Watkins helped me bring this idea of Team Black Diamond to fruition. She designed the T-shirts.”
In addition, she said, “This is a great event to help spread awareness, and I am really blessed to be here. I am here to support others and again I am really grateful for all of the love and support that I received from friends and family and most importantly the Lord.”
Allison Day of The House of Day Funeral Home, and good friend to Monica Riley I came out to support Monica, and the Breast Cancer Survivors. “It has been in my family and I have even had some issues with it, back in 2010, so I am grateful and thankful to the lord. And I am here today to represent all of the survivors and stand strong for the those who did not survive,” she said.
Jake Faulkner and Joeann Chillus, both good friends of Monica Riley showed their support to her, Team Black Diamond, as well as, the sisters of Jerusalem and all those who have suffered and/or survived breast cancer.