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Some walk in memory of a lost loved one, others in celebration of survival, like the 48 people walking in "JB's Brigade".
"September of 2009 I was diagnosed no with large cell lymphoma. What a shock to hear someone say you have cancer" says Jerry Baggett of Smyrna.
Baggett has been cancer free for two years now, all thanks to a stranger from Bloomfield Iowa.
"My day zero started December 21st 2010. So this December I'll be two years old thanks to Peggy Harris and her unselfish act of love. She stepped up, signed up, became a donor and saved my life" says Baggett.
12 years ago Harris was tested to see if she was a match for a girl at a her church. She wasn't, but ten years later got a call that she was a perfect match for someone nearly 600 miles away.
"We are all here to help one another, that is the reason I went. It's not the type where you give bone marrow, it's like giving blood. Couldn't be easier" explains Harris.
This weekend the two met for the first time. "It's pretty cool. Tonight it has come real for me" says Harris.
It was perfect timing, because Peggy and her husband get to walk with Jerry and his team.
"All the way here, it took about ten hours, I was thinking about what I was gonna say or do, would I need the kleenex! But when we got to motel they were trying to sneak something in our room and we met and we were thrown together fast, furious, no one was prepared, it was great" says Harris.
Jerry says meeting his match and having her here for this walk is indescribable.
There really are no words when you get to walk hand in hand with the stranger that saved your life.
"From the first time I saw her yesterday all I could do is hug her and tell her I love her and thank her for what she has done. I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for her so, she's been got a lot of hugging past couple days" says Jerry.
If you want to done or maybe want to think about a team for next year just visit http://www.lls.org/
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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