Kathy (Survivor) & Me
WHY WILL I WALK?......
Because I am not a Scientist
I am pretty sure the cure for cancer will be found by a Scientist, or a Doctor or a Research Specialist. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to be the one to find the cure for cancer, but the likelihood of that happening is a bit slim. Instead, I will do what I can to help bring victory to the battle that has cost us all so dearly. I WILL walk 60 miles in 3 days. I WILL pester my friends and family for donations. I WILL...because that is what I can do.
You are most likely a lot like me. You have people in your own life that will benefit from cancer research - - and people for whom that research is too late. I KNOW a cure is coming. Researchers are making amazing advances in cancer treatment technology. Treatments are in place that make a huge difference. I want to Thank the Researchers for the work they have already done. I want to be sure they continue to receive the funding needed to advance research and treatment. Without their work I would not be making this walk WITH my (SURVIVOR) sister, Kathy.
Kathy has been on the receiving end of cancer research and treatment technology. She has been through countless procedures including: advanced level imaging that found a lump not visible in traditional scans, advanced level biopsy that diagnosed what was not visible in the initial review, radical double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Each step of the way she was treated by an expert. Each step of the way she received a level of evaluation and treatment that was not available to patients in similar situations not long before her.
I walk to help insure that advances continue and treatment is available. I want to "walk" alongside those who DO have the potential to find the cure. I walk for all my loved ones and friends who were taken by cancer too soon, for those who are survivors and for those in the heat of the battle.
No, I am not a Scientist, but each of us who support cancer research can claim a part in the celebration when advancements are made and the cure is found. We are part of the team. You can "walk" with me in September by simply making a donation and together we can ALL help find the cure for cancer.