Hi there! *waves*
Thanks for checking out my own little 3-Day corner of the Internet. Besides managing the 3-Day social media for the past four years and getting to directly see the impact funds raised have on people's lives, I'm walking in San Diego this year because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
My family's first brush with cancer was the loss of my sweet mother in law Shirley in 2014. She never got to meet her granddaughters. Then, last year, my best friend Jason was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He lived just seven months from diagnosis, and now, I miss him every day. Last year, my friend Anne, just 32, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is doing well, but she should never have had to endure this fight. There are countless other names to list -- and even though the 3-Day primarily funds breast cancer patients, I believe and know that treatment and research for one form of cancer creates knowledge for the others.
This year is also a special year for me as I will be getting bariatric surgery in June, marking the beginning of a new journey to help treat my lifelong struggle with obesity. I'll also be walking with my soon to be mother-in-law, Joanna. Please support me in many things -- in health, in wellness, in gratitude, in happiness, and in ass-kicking as I take on an incredible challenge to make an impact in the fight to end breast cancer. 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 walk so that my daughters, Holly and Hadley, will one day wake up to a world WITHOUT BREAST CANCER. Help me make that dream a reality.