Komen Houston Race for the 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!
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on October 23, 2013. When I found out I was devastated. I was told at the time that the cancer was in my right breast. I went ahead and chose a double mastectomy. I had the surgery on December 4th and was in the hospital one day. Praise the Lord. Well when the pathology came back it had spread beyond the milk ducts into the tissue and in the nipple of the left breast. (Paget disease of the breast (also known as Paget disease of the nipple and mammary Paget disease) is a rare type of cancer involving the skin of the nipple and, usually, the darker circle of skin around it, which is called the areola. So thankful I chose to have it removed.
Well ended up having to do 16 rounds of chemo which took five months. I did not get to do the last chemo because my platelets were very low. Ended up with 3 blood transfusions and 1 platelet transfusion. My cancer which is triple negative breast cancer is considered more aggressive and is only 15 % of the cases. There is not a lot of treatment for my cancer. This is very important to me as I now have walked in these shoes. I am asking if you would make a donation to me so that I can raise money for this disease.
I will be a 4 Year Cancer Survivor on October 23, 2017!! :-)
Thank you so much for your support and please consider walking in the 2017 with me in the 2017 Susan G. Komen Walk. Thanks in advance.