Once again, I have committed to the incredible challenge of the Susan G. Komen (SGK) 3-Day 60 mile walk. This year I have actually committed to participate in three of these walks. People constantly ask me why do I commit to these walks? Why do I do all the training walks no matter the weather or how sore and tired my legs and body are? Personally, I do the walks to remind myself of my breast cancer journey that started with my diagnosis in Aug 2018, and how much I went through with chemotherapy and numerous surgeries. Proving to myself that I am stronger than breast cancer. I walk for those just diagnosed, those currently going through treatment and for those that can’t walk. The most difficult part of these 3-Days for me is the fundraising. Why? Because I hate to ask people for money. Yet, in reality this is the most important of the walks. Because in order to find a cure for breast cancer, research dollars must be raised. So, in honor of my battle with breast cancer and in memory of my mom and dad, who both died of breast cancer, I am willing to step outside of my comfort zone and fundraise for SGK. With the money raised by these walks, SGK is able to raise breast cancer awareness, increase access to breast cancer education, provide financial support to patients and families dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and fund numerous research studies and grants to find a cure for this terrible disease.
In order to participate in these three walks I have committed to raise a minimum of $6900. I realize this is a lot of money, but if the money raised means that a woman (or man) never again has to hear the words, "You have breast cancer" or a family doesn't have to say good bye to a loved on who has been taken away to soon from this terrible disease, then I am willing to do whatever is needed. For these reasons, So will you please make a donation to put an end to breast cancer? Any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated. And who knows, it might be your donation that funds the research that finds the cure for breast cancer.