Friends and Family,
As many of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor. I’m now also a member of the Susan G. Komen Charlotte Board of Directors. I haven’t asked for any donations in a few years, and am hoping you can support my participation in the Race for the Cure on October 6th.
For those of you who don’t know my story, I was prescribed a baseline mammogram when I turned 36 years old. I sat on the prescription for about 6 months because I “didn’t have time” to get it done. When I finally made the time late in 2006, they found stage 1 breast cancer. I was so fortunate I had the mammogram when I did – it was caught early, but it was also relatively aggressive. So I spent most of 2007 going through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, and then spent 5 years on hormone therapy.
I had 3 and 5 year old boys at the time, and for quite awhile wondered if I would live to see them grow up. You can imagine how hard that was emotionally. I spent 9 months doing nothing but treatments, spending time with my family, and work – I was fortunate to have a wonderful husband who picked up everything else our family needed, and friends and family willing to jump in and help.
I was young. I was healthy. I had zero risk factors for breast cancer. Yet I had it. And they found it … with a mammogram. Unfortunately not everyone can afford a mammogram. By donating $200, you will be providing a mammogram to perhaps another mother of young children, and you can perhaps save her life. Just like a mammogram saved my life.
Please consider a donation of whatever you can afford. Every dollar helps in the fight against breast cancer.
Add your name to the list!