Breast Cancer is so much more then a pink ribbon in my family. It is four generations and 37 women. It's living with Stage 4, praying every day for a cure. It's knowing my 21 year old daughter who is BRCA positve and has a 90% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of forty. It's my amazing husband who has stood by me for 28 years, 18 surgeries, countless treatments and through it all always made me feel safe and loved. It's being told you probably won't live to see your 43rd birthday and knowing that the week after this year's walk I will celbrate my 53rd birthday this year in Boston. It's the legion of pink family members who make every moment of my life mean so much more then I ever thought possible. It's walking 20 miles a day for three days and finding that one friend to jump in the air each day no matter how tired or sore we feel. It's honoring the amazing women who touched my soul and who live on in my heart. It's the $3,000 that I work to raise each year so that I can take one step closer to a cure. It's one less family that never has to watch the effects of chemo or bury a loved one.
So I ask you, please support me as I commit to an 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. I cannot do any of this without all of your continued support. I walk for my family and for yours. I walk because I cannot simply wear a pink ribbon and walk away. Thank you for your continued support.