This year, the San Diego walk will be my 10th time walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® 60-mile walk with my team, Les Roberts (technically my 9th walk since I was pushed around in a wheelchair for the Chicago walk!).
This year is my first time participating in 2 walks, the Chicago and San Diego ones with my daughters, Audrey & Raphaelle.
Every year we fundraise.
Every year we train.
Every year we walk.
Every year, we commit…because we must. Because I don’t want to see one of my loved ones, family member or friend, suffer from the consequences of this horrible disease. Because I don’t want to have to say goodbye to one of them.
I walk to honor the memory of my very dear friend Dominique who passed away on May 19, 2014 when she was just 48 years old. Dominique had been fighting breast cancer for 10 years. I will always commit for her, for the courage she showed us throughout her years of fight.
I will also be walking for 3 other friends who have been diagnosed within the past years and who are still fighting this awful disease.
Let’s not forget that women in the US have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer! We could be one of them!
I continue to support Susan G Komen because this organization has invested more in breast cancer research than any other nonprofit organizations outside the US government ($988 million to date). The combination of science, education and direct help to people facing breast cancer has helped lead to a 40% DECLINE in mortality from 1989 through 2016.
Since 1982, Susan G Komen funded more than $1.1 billion in research, more than $2.3 billion in education, screening and treatment, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide. 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.
There is no small donation – everything counts!
I thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
Team Captain of “Les Roberts de Domi”