Hello, my name is Payton Rouse. Now my story isn't about me surviving, but I got closer to supporting for the cure. When I was younger, I never really paid attention to donating towards anything. Until, it actually happened right in front of my eyes, then it changed my thoughts.
I had two great aunts, one on each side of my family, that survived breast cancer. Also about 7 years ago, is where I started really supporting. My mom's friend survived a major battle in her life. She found a lump in one of her breasts right after having a baby boy. She decided to have a double mastectomy due to the risk of possibly coming back. As she was going through chemo, she wasn't able to hold her own new born son. While in all the pain, I was by her side, taking care of her baby, and making sure she was as comfortable as can be. Ever since, I have tried my best to support, and now finally my dream to run for the cure.
We are all fighting together, to find this cure. The color pink isn't just girly, it shows strength, courage, and love.
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!