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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm Walking - Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure



This year October 22nd, I have decided to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  In the previous years I have donated and supported friends and family who walked.  This year I decided to get up off my lazy duff and to it myself. This one is for you mom!


My mom suffered from her early teens with cancer.  She had her share of chemotherapy and radiation treatments up until the day she passed away.  Of all the different types of cancers that she had to endure, I believe that breast cancer was the hardest for her to deal with as a woman.  She had a double mastectomy and it seemed to affect her overall outlook on life.  At the time they did not have the surgical procedures for implants and she ended up having to wear jelled inserts, and these made her more self-conscious.  My mom passed when she was in her early 30's.  I was just 11 years old and I miss her terribly.  This year and for every year that I am able to participate.............I am walking for my mom and all the other courageous women who have suffered or are suffering from breast cancer.


The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. Breast cancer knows no boundary, be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That's one in eight within your company, school and organization!


The key to survival is early detection. Three simple steps for early detection are regular mammograms, clinical exams and breast self-exams. And, remember, breast cancer affects more than just the patient; friends and family need support too.


If you would like to help me with my goal please follow the link to my Personal Page.  

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