It's already Race for the Cure time again - a time that I celebrate my survivorship with loved ones and more importantly do my small part to help end this horrible disease. Most of the people who will get this soft appeal already know my story - but in case you don't, this October marks my 14th year of survivorship. I was 32 and six months pregnant with Bailey when I was diagnosed. Now, Bailey - along with Hannah and John - will launch this race with me as we work to make a difference for those struggling with this disease. I find it unbearable that every 19 seconds a women somewhere in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer, with someone dying from it every 74 seconds.
Unfortuantely, everyone seems to know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. That said, scientists are closer than ever before to a cure . . . but we need help in raising more funds to get to that cure.
I will continue to run and fundraise as long as I am able. I want my daughters (and your kids, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and a few unlucky men) to have the best chance of growing up in a world without fearing this disease. My personal goal this year is $1,400 for my 14th race with my team goal being a lofty $4,000. I know we can do it with your help.
Please join me in the fight by running with me and/or donating to the cause. Every bit (even $5) makes a difference. My deepest thanks!