In December of 2021 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I did not have any visible symptoms. My lump was caught by my general physician during a routine exam. Less than one month later I was being wheeled into surgery to have a double mastectomy. The surgery removed all the cancer but it had spread to my lymph nodes. I was rolled in as a stage 1 and rolled out Stage 3A. I am lucky. I did not need radiation or chemo. As of today, I have a diagnoses of NED (No evidence of disease). But for the rest of my life I will have to continue to screen to make sure this horrible disease does not come back and if it does that I catch it early enough.
Others are not so lucky. I have had friends and family members die of this horrible disease. I have pink sisters who are undergoing Chemo (the red devil). I have pink sisters who have been diagnosed as Stage 4 terminal as their cancer has metastasized beyond their breast tissue.
I don't just walk for me. I walk for all my pink sisters. I walk in hopes that I will live long enough to see a world where a pink ribbon does not represent breast cancer but instead is only used on ponytails and prom dresses.
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 have committed to raise at least $2,300. Please consider a donation of any size - even $1 can make a difference. Donating? Ask your place of employment if they will match your donation. Thank you in advance.