I'm doing it again! I had such an incredible experience participating in my 10th 3-Day Event in Philly last year that I'm going back for more. This event is never easy; Mother Nature always has her say; the journey is long; but I wouldn't continue to fight, stand beside hundreds of beautiful men and women, and listen to every wonderful and heartbreaking story every year if I didn't believe that it was worth every sweat, ache, and tear, in order to find a cure.
I signed up in 2007 because my Mom was fighting her battle with breast cancer. Since then my reason for participating has remained the same and has evolved - my mother-in-law was a breast cancer survivor; my best friend was a cervical cancer warrior, now an Angel; my father-in-law lost his battle just as he was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer; and the list stories continues to grow. The men and women I have met, the stories of their journeys and how Komen has helped them continues to inspire me. Every year I meet at least 1 person whose story will remain with me for life; how can I turn my back and walk away when there is still so much good being done and more to do? And yet, my participation is but a small drop in the pond compared to others. Won't you please help me to help them make a difference?
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.
Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.