I first wore pink for Cindy in 1971
In this picture: starting with 3rd from left--Me, Julie & Cindy
When I looked at this picture of my 1971 college cheerleading squad, I was struck by the fact that two out of eight of us have battled breast cancer. I am so thankful for the medical advances that contributed to these two friend’s survival. At the same time, I understand the importance of much more research, screening and education.
Why I will walk
My cheerleading teammate, college roommate, and dear friend, in whose wedding I was a maid of honor, is a survivor. It will be my honor to walk in Chicago for three days (August 7 to 9, 2009) with Cindy and her three daughters. I will also be walking on behalf of my other teammate Julie, my dear Davis friend, Cathy, and my son-in-law’s mother, Sherry. Sherry is currently undergoing treatment.
Cindy named our team "Pink Peace" because during the course of her battle, she found great inner peace that only God can give through her faith and trust in His strength and sovereignty.
"I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but take heart - I have overcome the world!" John 16:33
Thank you to those who supported me and helped me reach my goal. If you are interested in contributing, please donate to my daughter, Holly Snyder, through the "Pink Peace" team link. Net proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
I sincerely appreciate any support you can give—financial and/or just cheering for us.