I’ve signed up for another 3-day to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment programs. Here’s why walking in the 3-day means so much to me:
• Every year more people in my life are diagnosed with cancer, and breast cancer is the most common. Everyone with a hopeful prognosis benefits from work that has been done previously—in diagnosis and treatment options, but also in awareness and empowerment.
• Breast cancer and other once taboo health issues are now openly discussed. The Komen organization was one of the trail blazers in opening dialog about breast cancer and helping women get the information they need to detect cancer early. Early detection saves lives.
• The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a fund raising powerhouse that has deep impact with research that benefits other types of cancer, as well as far-reaching assistance to help people afford life-saving screening and treatment.
• Being part of a 3-day team gives me opportunities to learn and share what I hear about breast cancer. One thing I have observed over the years is that those with a diagnosis either need to be or to have a strong advocate to have the best results. I also know there still is a need for the work Komen does.
Please support my walk in any way you can.