Jeff and I will be walking as a family on May 4, 2019 to help support the Susan G. Komen foundation. It was exactly one year and 36 days ago from this date that Jeff and I received the devastating news that I had breast cancer. Our world was spinning out of control. We went through all the emotions of anger, why us, why our family and what are we going to do. As many before us have done, we pulled together as a family made decisions and today we are happy to report that I am cancer free.
The diagnosis of breast cancer on March 29, 2018 came at a time when we were grieving the loss of both my parents. The timing could not have been worse but the timing will never be good. I was diagnosed with micro invasive ductal carcinoma. We had the support of a great community, friends and family to help us get through this time. In June 2018, I began my treatments and finally ended my treatments in October. I went back for my 6-month checkup in January 2019 and all things are good.
We decided to genetic testing to protect our children’s future. We found out that I have the BARD1 gene which is a gene associated with Polish decent and increases your risk for breast cancer. We are walking to help find a cure not only for the future of our own daughter, sons and potential grandchildren but for all families that have been stricken with this disease.
Please consider joining us on the walk for a cure in Boston on Saturday, May 4, 2019. We would love to have you join our team and walk for a cure. If you are unable to walk with us, please consider donating to help find a cure and prevent future generations from the unknown future of a breast cancer diagnosis.
This year, I registered for the Komen MORE THAN PINK™ Walk because I wanted to take action and be More Than Pink®. I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts.
Your support helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. 75 percent of the money raised through the Walk stays in the community to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research.
Together, we are fueling the best science, boldest community and biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. And we will not stop until this disease is gone forever. That's our promise. Will you please join me in this fight by making a donation today?
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