There's a relatively new tradition at the Kentucky Oaks.  It's the Survivor Parade, a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors at the Churchill Downs race track.  This year, 142 survivors will be chosen to walk in the parade right before the running of the 142nd running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.  And an Owensboro woman is the running for a spot in the parade and you can help her claim a spot.  Here's how . . .

This is Terika Kemp of Owensboro, who was nominated by her sister-in-law, Stephanie Miller.

Here's an excerpt from what Stephanie had to say about Terika . . .

In a journey where so many things have gone wrong, her faith and attitude have never faltered. Terika never missed her mammograms after both her mother and grandmother fought breast cancer, with her grandmother dying at 57. Her mammogram in December 2014 was clear, but in January 2015 she felt a large lump. After a terribly painful biopsy she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She finally had the double mastectomy in April 2015. We were so hopeful the worst was behind her. Shocked to find the tumor was very large and had spread to lymph nodes. As scary as this was, she kept a smile on her face and was determined to beat this.

To read more about Terika's story, you can CLICK HERE!  Plus, be sure to cast a vote for her to help her claim one of the 142 spots available in the march.

The 2016 Survivors will receive:

Two FREE reserved seats to the Kentucky Oaks (courtesy of Churchill Downs) and the opportunity to walk the historic Churchill Downs racetrack, just before the 142nd running of the Kentucky Oaks. The 8th Annual Survivors Parade is proudly presented by Kroger.

You can learn more about the Kentucky Oaks Survivor Parade bu visiting the official website.