Please support me as I commit to an incredible challenge. The Susan G. Komen 20-mile walk in one 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’m walking and why I’m raising money – to end breast cancer forever.
At the age of 37, with two young children, I heard those words, 'you have breast cancer'. How could I have breast cancer......I was at the healthiest point in my life, I had lost weight, was weight training and at the time that I found the lump, I was training for a sprint triathlon. After the initial shock wore off (and a few rounds of curling into a ball on the bathroom floor bawling my eyes out), I went into warrior mode. I was in the fight for my life, for my children, for my family. Everything moved quickly, unilateral mastectomy, chemo, radiation, baldness, weight loss, you name it, I went through it. Here I am, 16 1/2 years later, a SURVIVOR. We are STRONG, we are BRAVE and we are HERE. Please support me to put an end to breast cancer and to ensure that no one fights alone.