2018 will find me walking, for the first time, in 3 different Susan G. Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walks - Michigan (August), Philadelphia (September) and San Diego (November). Since 2002 I have participated in 28 3 Day events, 2 each year since 2006. This year I've decided to challenge myself to do more, to be More Than Pink!
When I began walking in the 3 Day Breast Cancer events 17 years ago I could not name one person that I knew that had ever gone through breast cancer. Over these years I've had 8 team mates diagnosed. Thankfully, 7 are now proud survivors; the 8th is currently in treatment but I know she, too, will overcome! In 2013 we lost a dear BC Babe to breast cancer. These brave women have been my inspiration as I walked 120 miles each year (plus hundreds of training miles) and continue to fuel my desire to find the cure.
This past Christmas I found out I'm going to be a grandma for the first time! My granddaughter is due early July, just about a month before I participate in the Michigan event. So as I lace up my shoes in August she will be my reason to walk. My dream is that she will only learn about breast cancer in history books.
I'm willing to put in the time and energy it takes to train for these events and I've already started my fundraising for 2018. But I can't do it without you! My fundraising goal for 2018 is $7,500.00. Please help me reach that goal by donating today. Together we will reach the dream - "A World Without Breast Cancer".