Komen Houston Race for the Cure
As you may or may not know, I am a 9 year survivor of Breast Cancer. I was diagnosed in 2008 with Stage 1 Carcinoma of the right breast with axillary metastases. Had a lumpectomy, removed 27 lymph nodes, 24 weeks of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. Although that seems like a lot, I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones. Without the generous donations to the Susan G. Komen foundation for research & treatment, I may have not had the outstanding care I received and be cancer free today. I saw firsthand how this research helps women today and generations of women to come. One of the many tests that Komen help develop was a DHA test to see if I had a breast cancer gene; I found out I did not and was able to make a choice of whether to do a mastectomy or the lumpectomy. They are now doing research to be able to detect breast cancer with a simple blood test and when that happens we will be closer to a cure. Please help me raise funds to do more research and help women that are under insured get the necessary test to detect breast cancer early. Do this for your wife, daughters, mother, and future generations. Thank you for your support and let’s hope that one day there will be a cure!
This fall I will be participating in the Komen Houston Race for the Cure®. I am taking an extra step and raising additional funds in the fight against breast cancer. Will you join me in this fight?
Every 68 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer - the most prevalent cancer among women today. The Komen Houston Race for the Cure® raises money to fund education, screening and treatment programs in our community and supports national cutting-edge research in hopes of finding the cures. In addition, the Race celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has become the global leader of the breast cancer movement, creating the world's largest grassroots network of cancer survivors and activists. The Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/ walks in the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to an international series of over 115 Races with more than 1 million participants. From funds raised by events like the Race, Komen for the Cure grants have touched every major breast cancer breakthrough of the past 25 years.
For all the wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, please consider making a gift today. Together, we are saving lives!