August 26, 2011 will be a day that neither me nor my family will ever forget. At the age of 38, I was diagnosed with Stage IIb, Grade 3, Triple-Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma...and my reality to that point was changed forever.
After an urgent surgury, dose-dense Adriamycin (the infamous and aptly named "Red Devil"), Cytoxan and Taxol and 36 radiation treatments, I stumbled my way into remission and was declared cancer free on August 26th, 2016! However, the fight continues.
It was during one of those chemotherapy treatments that I first saw an advertisement for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. That cold, January day in 2012, I looked up and made a deal with the Powers-That-Be that if I got out of that mess alive, I would walk the 3-Day every year I was blessed with my life. In November of 2012, I walked my first event...and haven't looked back!
It has only been through the immeasurable generosity and support of my family, friends, co-workers and Survivor Sisters that I have been able to participate each year and once again, I must call on all of you to help me keep my promise!
Thank you all for your continued support and I can't wait to report back on yet another incredible experience with my 3-Day family!
I walk for you. I walk for me. I walk for life.