Breast cancer has heavily impacted my life. The real question is why wouldn’t I walk? Each step I take symbolizes the amount of time in chemotherapy, radiation, pain, sickness, support, and love that goes into a battle with breast cancer. Therefore, I walk:
In memory of my mother Ernestine Clifton who succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 44. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer in October of 1988 and lost her battle with cancer in July 1990. I was 20 years old. As her caretaker, witnessing this disease take over her body and cause her so much pain I knew that I had to do something to prevent more families experiencing the effects of breast cancer.
In honor of my older and younger sisters who have both had bouts with breast cancer. My oldest sister experienced lumpectomy and my younger sister was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer that resulted in her having a double mastectomy and four months chemotherapy. Having already experienced losing my mother to breast cancer and then now caring for my younger sister as she battled cancer, it fueled my fire to help research efforts find a cure for this disease.Thanks to Komenn's experienmental drugs it has given my sister 5 years of life. This gives me hope that a cure is on the way.
For my daughter and future generations. I hope that soon there will be a cure to this disease that has taken so much from too many people.
Due to cancer’s affect on my life, I had always thought about participating in the 3-day after my mom passed, but after witnessing my sisters go through their experiences I decided to do my first walk in 2013. After months of training and fundraising, it was such a memorable experience to see so many survivors and families and friends that have also been affected by breast cancer. To hear the stories and journeys of strong women who have survived their battle with cancer, was so inspiring that I have decided to walk for the fourth time this year. I would not have been able to do my first, second and third walk without the help of family and friends through donations and support. I am asking for that support again this year as I begin my training and fundraising for this years walk to continue to honor my loved ones. Anything you can give, would be much appreciated. I am comitted to raise $2300.
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. 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. Thank you in advance!