Cardinals to honor breast cancer survivors during halftime of 'Thursday Night Football'

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - One breast cancer survivor is doing much more than sporting her pink this month.

She's sharing the story of her journey as a survivor, and what she's doing Thursday to spread awareness.

"Breast cancer is more than just pink, it's more than fluffy things, and it's more than balloons and just phrases," Kristine Cheney said.

A double mastectomy, 24 rounds of chemotherapy and multiple reconstructional surgeries later, Kristine says this month means a great deal to her after she fought a brave battle against breast cancer after getting her first mammogram in 2014.

"I was diagnosed a few weeks after my 43rd birthday, which came just a month after my 2-year-old granddaughter was cleared from her kidney cancer," she said.

Now, the Cigna Medical Assistant is proud to call herself a survivor. Kristine, alongside the Cardinals and Cigna Medical Group, will honor 150 other breast cancer survivors and previvors during halftime of Thursday Night Football.

"It's a passion, it's about pre-diagnosis, it's about care, it's about reaching out to people and getting those screening done, it's about follow-up and whatever care is required after diagnosis," Kristine said. "We need more awareness. We need more involvement and it's got to be more than just pink."