On her 60th birthday, my mother received a call from her doctor and heard the words no woman ever should, "We see something on your mammogram." My family had flown into Houston to surprise her at dinner that evening, and yet she didn't say a word about that call. Two months later, she received her diagnosis, and this time, I flew in to be there as she underwent her lumpectomy. Even now, I remember how my brothers, sister and I clung to hope that the doctors caught it early enough.
Mom was a 20-year survivor. Those 20 years weren't the easiest for her, as her treatment led to other medical complications, but she was able see two granddaughters and one grandson come into this world, she was able to attend four grandsons' and one granddaughter's high school and four grandsons' college graduations, and she celebrated her oldest grandson's marriage. All of us—her children, grandchildren and other family and friends—celebrate that the doctors did, indeed, catch her cancer early!
Sadly, Mom passed away last year from complications that originated with her breast cancer diagnosis. My brothers and I—as well as nieces, nephews and many other family and friends—count our blessings that we had those additional 20 years with this incredible woman we were blessed to call our mother. But there are too many families like ours who have not been so fortunate. Please help me raise funds for Susan G. Komen, so that we can help eradicate this disease that tears up so many families. It's time to end this madness!
I'll do the heavy lifting....I'll train with my team and support all those who walk the sixty miles. Please support me as I take an amazing journey 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 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 crewing and raising money—to make that goal a reality.
Please help me get there by making a donation—no amount is too small—to ensure that this disease is eradicated in our lifetime.
Thank you for supporting me!