My personal story involves 3 of my sisters and other family members that have faced breast cancer. Their stories were all personal, difficult and different. Some have been able to put breast cancer, cautiously in the rear view mirror.
My niece, Debbie is still in the fight for her life. She was diagnosed at 38 years old with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. She lives her life fearlessly - in short increments, usually 3 months between scans. As most of us plan ahead she grabs the moment, and grab the moment she does! She and her husband have seen their children all graduate high school and on to college while dealing with all that involves this stage of breast cancer! She is a positive person who gives so much to her family & community.
Debbie has now been on this path for 15 years. She continues to pray to be part of finding new drugs and a cure for breast cancer! She is my hero!
So for my sisters, for my niece, for everyone that is in this fight, I walk! So someday my granddaughter will live in a cancer free world, I walk!
I made the commitment years ago to walk in 15 Avon Breast Cancer walks and I now will continue my small part in walking 60 miles for a cure! In 2019 I walked my 1st Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Boston. Then in 2021 I walked 3-Day Nation and the San Diego walks. I will do the New England and Chicago walks in 2022. And as long as my body doesn’t fail me, I will fight with everything I have!
Please support me as I commit to this incredible challenge. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. It will be hard, but it’s not as hard as breast cancer. It’s not as hard as chemo. It’s not as hard as getting bad news at your latest scan. It’s not as hard as saying goodbye. And that’s why I know I have to do this. That’s why I commit. That’s why I’m walking and why I’m raising money – to end breast cancer forever.