One month after a milestone birthday in October of 2019, I was diagnosed with breast cancer through a routine mammogram. There was no family history with my grandmothers, Mother, and much loved sisters and brother (Yes, men get breast cancer, too). With 85% of breast cancers there is no family history like me. While the media focuses on BRCA1 and BRCA2, no familial history is more common. I am walking to raise awareness for the importance of routine mammograms and to increase knowledge that 85% of women have no family history. I was blessed to have family and friends support me through my journey but there are many women with no resources. I am 2 1/2 years post treatment and doing well.Thank you for helping me reach my goal.
This year, I joined the ONE Komen community and registered for the Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk. I am dedicated to Komen's ONE mission of ending breast cancer forever, and I need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts.
Your support helps us get ONE step closer to a world without breast cancer. Funds raised help support breakthrough research and provide assistance to those facing breast cancer today who need our support. Whether it’s emotional support via Komen’s helpline, financial support through Komen’s treatment assistance program, or help navigating their care journey, Komen will be there for them.
In moments like this, your generosity can make a real difference. Together, let’s show breast cancer patients there’s a whole community standing by their side.
Will you please join me in this fight by making a donation today?