Race for the (Breast Cancer) Cure – Austin

Race for the (Breast Cancer) Cure – Austin

It's Race for the Cure Time!

Like many of you, I have run/walked the Race for the Cure before -- my mother had breast cancer, as well as a sister-in-law, niece, aunt, and several friends. Since my own breast cancer diagnosis in 2012, I've become more involved with Komen Austin because of how they helped me by funding $15,000 for my 5 biopsies when I was uninsured.
Jenny & her family at Race for the Cure while she was going through treatment

Race for the Cure 2012 -- I was going through treatment and had just been diagnosed with lymphedema as a result of my surgery. My family was there to support me and we had a wonderful time!

This year, Komen Austin asked me if I would be the Race for the Cure Ambassador as a survivor -- of course, I said "yes" because I couldn't be more honored than to support this organization that supported me during such a difficult time.
Jenny and her fiance Brett at Race for the Cure 2012

My fiancé Brett & I got to the Race early to go to the Survivor's Tent — there was a healthy breakfast, a survivor's wall, and a place to take pictures with every pink prop imaginable!

For those of you in the Austin area, Race for the Cure is early this year -- Sunday, September 25 -- and registration is now open! I'm busy getting my team together, and I urge you to, as well. Race for the Cure provides a supportive atmosphere for survivors, family members, friends and other well-wishers -- this is a demonstrable way to help raise money for this organization. Susan G. Komen is the only organization that I know of that addresses breast cancer on every level -- prevention, diagnosis, screenings, education, treatment, emotional support and financial support. Supporting the Komen organization wherever you live helps women like me to get the help they need. So get your teams together (use this link for Austin), plan out your crazy pink outfit, lace up your shoes and let's get a move on! Because for every mile you walk, run, or boogie, your mother, sister, daughter, aunt, or friend can be helped -- maybe even you. Together, we can work to provide support to everyone diagnosed with this disease until we find a cure. Who's with me??

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