She said the first year of dealing with cancer was really tough but she did get through it with the support of her family and friends.
"Along with my faith in God that this was supposed to happen," she said.
This year Schmieder celebrated her 5-year "birthday" of being cancer free.
"Cancer completely changed my life. Every day I am so grateful. Each new person that I am fortunate to meet and each new experience I have, I appreciate it so much more than I ever did before," she said. "I have my priorities in order with God being number one and my family and friends are number two."
She jokingly added, "Housework is completely at the bottom of the list."
Schmieder ended saying that she is committed to doing "one nice thing in my life every day, something that comes from my heart for another person." She stressed, "You need to get out there and support other people to show them how lucky they are."
Following the survivors' walk led by Schmieder, there was a survivor/caregiver dinner with entertainment by "Con Fuoco," a brass quintet comprised of Joshua Brumbaugh, Aaron, Leah and Shannon Marko and Kyra Hill.