It is unfortunate that I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer twice, however I found strength that I never knew I had in me, but most important I learned that life is not promised. It was a long battle and probably the most painful 9 months I have ever endured, but my family and friends were with me all the way to the finish line. My scars are marks to remind me no matter what I endured I was strong enough to fight and win!
Two women I am blessed to call my friends Lea and Jeanette were diagnosed this year and have a long road to recovery. So this year I will walk in honor of them. 60 miles in 3 days might be a lot of aches, pains and blisters, but it is nothing compared to what women and men go through in their fight against Breast Cancer.
I have met many breast friends on my 3-Day journey, who have become close friends to me. It is relieving to know when I am struggling and having a bad day I can send a text and know the person on the other end understands my feelings, because they too have been there. They know the feeling of test days and the anxiety of waiting for the results, or when your sick and "you just know it is cancer". The cancer might be gone but the mental and emotional struggles are real and never go away.
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.