Please support me as I take on my 8th 3-day 60 mile walk to make an impact in the fight to end breast cancer. Let me tell you the why. Mike and I have a circle of friends we've known over 40 years. When you are in your late twenties and early 30's you never expect that circle to be broken. Well it was when our good friend Diane Goldberg Maxwell was diagnosed at 28 and succumbed to the disease at 33 leaving a husband and two young sons. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Diane, her son Travis and his wife Danielle had their first child a few months ago and all I could think about was what Diane is missing.
I remember the sense of panic when I went for my annual checkup and asked the doctor why mammograms weren't recommended at an earlier age and he said there weren't enough documented cases. I wish I could say it ended with Diane but it didn't. Next came our good friend Carol Dickhaus Struzzeri whose daughter Brianne and her husband just had their first child. Next my coworker and dear friend of over 20 years Carolyn Boone who was a single mother and worked so hard for her kids. Eventually it trickles to relatives of friends like Jini Galloway who fought this terrible disease for 15 years before losing the battle. And Diane Turowski who lost her sister and is now a breast cancer survivor herself.
You can see by my story and I'm just one of thousands with the same stories.
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.
I'm asking once again for your support, I could not do this without you.
With Sincere Gratitude, Pauline XOXOX