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.
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.
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??