Making a Difference: American Cancer Society

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Many of us find our lives affected by cancer in one way or another.

From a personal diagnosis, to a family member or friend dealing with the disease.

For anyone affected by cancer, it can be both scary and overwhelming - but a local organization is helping to provide support along the way.

Three women in Laredo are helping the lives of those dealing with cancer.

Laura Nanez and Gracie Peña are both breast cancer survivors.

After their experiences they decided to find a way to give back and got involved with the American Cancer Society.

Herlinda Treviño has been a volunteer with the organization for years.

Treviño got involved wanting to give back and says she was inspired by the strength Laura and Gracie both showed after defeating breast cancer.

Laura, who is a retired teacher is now the chair for the local Relay for Life.

Laura says working the American Cancer Society has allowed her to reach out to others and inspire hope.

Gracie says her work with the organization has been very rewarding because she gets to work with women as part of the 'Look Good Feel Better' program, helping survivors with wigs and makeup.

Herlinda says that not only do both Gracie and Laura give countless hours of their time to the ACS, but Gracie is also a CCD teacher and both women put their families first.

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