February 25, 2015: My mom got the diagnosis: Stage 1 Lobular Carcinoma (breast cancer)
She opted for a bilateral masectomy (due to the lengthy list of cancer in the family tree). That was the best decision she could have made-- the pathology report showed that there were pre-cancerous cells in her other breast.
In November 2015 I participated in my FIRST Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Dallas/Fort Worth. I found strength in knowing that those 60 miles were NOTHING compared to what she went through (emotions, pain, fear, surgeries and post op care).
I walked in November 2016 and will continue walking as this has become quite close to my heart.
I have now finished my 3rd 3 Day Walk! And I can't wait to do it again next November!
I have added others to the list of whom I'm walking for. Some I know personally, others just through connections. I am dedicating each mile I walk to someone who is going through treatment, has passed or is a survivor.
Thank you so much for your support, I truly can not thank you enough.
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.