Through humor, you can soften some of the worse blows that life delivers. And once you fine laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
I have that on my wall to remind myself each day that you need to "find joy in the journey".
Can you believe that this year I will walk my 11th walk as a 10 year survivor (that's 660 Miles plus 2,570 Miles in training walks). Woo Hoo!!
The research and support Komen provides to cancer patients is one the reasons myself and many others are still here. I thank GOD first and foremost but without research just think where we would be (or not be). Komen is MORE THAN JUST PINK, the research they are doing goes far beyond breast cancer and the strides they are making is amazing. Please support me in the journey and help us put an end to cancer!
In 2016, Komen announced 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.
Below are some Breast Cancer Facts:
In 2017, more than 250,000 women and more than 2,400 men in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S.
In 2017, more than 40,000 women and more than 400 men are expected to die from breast cancer in the U.S.
Early detection and effective treatment resulted in a 38 percent decline in breast cancer mortality (deaths) in the U.S. between1989-2014.
Today, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.