Even though I already have plenty of reasons to walk, new ones keep popping up. I’m walking for Dave & Jayna. A coworker/friend and his wife, her with breast cancer and him prostate cancer who are now both Cancer SURVIVORS.
I’m walking for a breakthrough medication that can allow BRCA positive people to delay their choices.
I’m walking because the people that continue to swirl into and out of my life are affected by cancer; people I just met, people I see every day, people I haven’t seen in years. Sharon, Alex & Erica, Gale, Karen, Jodi, Trish, Marabeth, Helen, Sue, Chris, and way too many others.
I’m walking for an amazing friend named AnnMarie, gone way too soon. Also for Brigette, Cathy, Celeste, Shannon, Tina, Lisa, Staci’s grandmas, Kim, Amy, Rick’s wife, John’s wife, Greg’s wife, and everyone you love who has been taken by this unacceptable horseshit.
I’m walking for Cindy, Suzie, Jen, Gail, and every survivor I met on the 3-Day and everyone I know dealing with this, but this year, especially, for Annie from Seattle a 23-year-old mother of two facing this monster.