This year I have committed to walking in both the Dallas and San Diego 3-Day for the Cure. This will be my 16th and 17th walk. That's how much I believe in what we are doing. That’s 120 miles in November 2022.
I will admit when I first signed up to walk in the Denver 3-Day in 2009, I did so because a Navy Chief Brother of mine was supposed to walk, but was being deployed to Iraq. I told him I would walk in his place. I raised the money (and then some), got another friend to walk with me, and travelled to Denver. While I was there I met some of the most selfless people in the world. People who had friends and family who had battled breast cancer. They were there to make a difference in our world. It really opened my eyes to the reality that breast cancer is for some families. It's anger, fear, doctor's appointments, surgery, chemo, radiation, faith, and hope. That hope is why I have continued to walk. I want to be a part of the hope. I believe in the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Bold Goal. I believe that those of us who walk, crew, and volunteer at the 3-Day are making hope happen. I walk because I can't walk away.
I have had three aunts who have fought breast cancer. They didn't ask for the disease, no one does, but they still got it. Their normal lives got put on hold while they had surgery, chemo, and radiation; they never quit fighting. Sadly, my Aunt Dolores lost her battle. Her children will never hear her voice, feel her hug, or see her smile again. It's not fair. Cancer sucks! It shows no mercy and doesn't discriminate; it picks on everyone. Everyone deserves a lifetime. A quality lifetime. I am committed to do everything I can to make that happen.
Please support me as I take on an incredible challenge to make an impact in the fight to end breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® isn’t just a 60-mile walk over the course of three days—it’s a journey to the end of breast cancer. Komen has a Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. That’s why I’m walking and raising money—to make that goal a reality.