Breast cancer awareness rally returns for day 2 after accident - CBS46 News

Breast cancer awareness rally returns for day 2 after accident

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VILLA RICA, GA (CBS46) -

Day two of the Bikers Battling Breast Cancer rally in Villa Rica was a total turnaround Sunday.

Saturday, a giant tent collapsed on the stage because of heavy rain, sending five people to the hospital.

When the tragedy happened it would have been easy to quit and just call things off, but that wasn't an option for organizers and volunteers.

"There's no way. I can't tell you how many survivors are out here today and if we stop what kind of message would that send them," said organizer Lisa Herman.

Day two went on just as planned; the only difference was the bands played inside instead of out.

"Every vendor that was out here yesterday is back out here today and we're just rocking and rolling," said Herman.

Not only were organizers, volunteers and riders happy the event didn't get canceled, but they turned the accident into a positive. They're under the belief that any publicity is good publicity.

"Honestly, it's sad to say but because of yesterday this has made more people aware this is going on and I think we might have an even bigger turnout next year," said survivor Michelle Page.

And the more people know about the dangers of breast cancer and the options people have out there when it comes to testing and treatment, the better.

"It's very very important. I can't think of anything more important than getting the word out," said Page.

Perhaps no one knows that more than survivors like Page.

"Self-exam is what saved my life," said Page.

And that's what Herman said Bikers Battling Breast Cancer is all about; saving people's lives.

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