My sister, Linda, passed away June 3, 2016 due to breast cancer having spread through her body. Mohammed Ali passed on the same day. Linda was the stronger fighter.
Since her diagnosis in 2008 she endured countless chemo, radiation, and experimental treatments, scans, surgeries, doctor visits, and more.
I never like the reference of “fighting” when referring to treating cancer. It makes it seem as though one just has to fight enough to beat it. It doesn’t work that way. If it did she would still be here.
Please support me as I commit to a great challenge. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. I will be walking 20 miles on the 3rd day. 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 in memory of my sister and in honor of my friends who have beat it.
Net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day help Komen save lives and end breast cancer through breakthrough research and support to people facing breast cancer now by providing access to screening, treatment assistance, patient navigation and education.
Since 2003, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $875 million—which Komen has used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research. The funds raised have helped Susan G. Komen’s mission to save lives from breast cancer, by investing more than $1 billion in breakthrough research and more than $2.3 billion to support people and communities most at risk through programs to provide access to screening and diagnostic tests, treatment assistance, patient navigation and education.
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