Aunt Jane, My Mom and Aunt Sheila
My name is Kevin Sanchez. My Mom, Pat, was diagnosed with breast cancer 9 years ago. I was 7 years old and while I felt the impact in my life, I never felt it more than this past December when she was diagnosed again with breast cancer. This experience brought back memories from 9 years ago but also brought on new feelings that I do not remember feeling before. It was emotional, scary and a tough time for all of us.
My Aunt Sheila, was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. She went through much of the same that my Mom went through. My Aunt Sheila is also my Godmother and we are extremely close. Again, it was a scary and emotional time.
A month ago, another sister of my Mom, Jane, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Again, we are very close and I was so taken back that I felt like I was frozen in time. I could not grasp how this disease could be striking everyone I care about and love.
My Aunt Jane has walked The Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 mile walk since my Mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer. As I started to think through all that has happened, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to do more to support those that I love. I asked my Mom to help me get signed up. I have committed to the Arizona 3-day Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk but I must raise at least $2,300. I don't have a lot of money, and I can't find a cure for cancer, but I found out that there was something that I could do to help. I can walk... SO, I AM WALKING IN SUPPORT OF MY MOM AND MY AUNTS!!!
Statistics say that every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, I knew I wanted to do something about it. In addition, many statistics say that approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. 3 out of 5 sisters in my Moms family have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Finding a cure for this devastating disease is very important to me. I know that I can make a difference but I need your help.
You can also make a difference by sponsoring me in the 3-day walk. It is easy! PLEASE just click the donate link. You can use your credit card to donate online. It is safe, easy and 100% tax deductible.
We walk because everyone deserves a lifetime. Every mother, every sister, every daughter deserves to know a life free from breast cancer.
Thank you for your support. I'd appreciate it if you could make your donation by September 1, 2012 so I'll have plenty of time to reach my goal. I'll keep you updated on my progress as I fundraise and train - and send you a picture of me at the finish line!
My Mom, Pat Sanchez My Aunt, Sheila Joyce My Aunt, Jane Walter
All Brave Women who have fought this disease