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Racing for the Cure this weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I had read the statistics – 1 in 8 women will be stricken with breast cancer during their lifetime - but, it seemed a bit high to me. I didn’t know anyone with breast cancer.

That would change in 2004 when my mother was diagnosed. After surgery and radiation therapy, Mom was back to normal. The next year, the floodgates opened – I learned that my neighbor, a new friend, my childhood Sunday school teacher, and a choir member from my old church had cancer. Two of my sisters and a friend had lumps checked. Also in 2005, one of my closest friends was diagnosed. She came through the surgery and chemo and had started back to work. That year, I walked my first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in support of these women.

In 2006, my friend’s cancer returned and she lost her battle in May. That year I again participated in the walk. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have walked to raise money for cancer research each year since.

This weekend I will again participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – but this I will run the 5K (or at least attempt to!).

Any prayers, crossed fingers, and well-wishes are appreciated!
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    Good Work! I do not run, but I do walk it. My mother had breast cancer and I had my own scare two years ago. I hate to say that it takes a scare for us to get involved, but it did. I have had several friends with breast cancer and they have survived and I thank god that I can help a little. GO PINK! emoticon
    4118 days ago
    thank you for all you are doing. i too do breast cancer walks the 3 day and the avon walk. My mother passed away 11 years ago, my good friend barbie was diagnosed 3 years ago, and my sisters sister in law was told a month ago that she has it. every body has 2 reasons to care and donate, bless you and namaste.
    4120 days ago
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