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.
I lost my Aunt to breast cancer at the young age of 38 in 2006. Her journey through four years of diagnosis, chemo, radiation, remission, and re-diagnosis… took a toll to say the least. However, I will never forget how hopeful and positive she remained through it all. She continued to educate myself and the rest of her nieces, and remined us of the importance to help others in similar situations. From the beginning of her breast cancer journey to present day, my family and I have been heavily involved in breast cancer organizations. Over the past 16 years, I have raised over $75,000 to help support breast cancer organization such as Susan G. Komen Maryland, in my Aunt’s memory and name.
I have been committed to helping this community for what feels like my entire childhood at this point. As I have grown up, I have continued to research organizations to help support, to get more involved in volunteering, and to work with my family and friends to get them involved.
My aunt never went through her battle alone because she had a solid support system to lift her up and help when needed. Because of this, I want to continue to work in my community to provide young people going through these struggles and heartaches with the same type of support my aunt received.
Your support helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. Funds raised help support breakthrough research and help for the women and men facing breast cancer today who need our support now, as much as ever. Whether it’s emotional support via Komen’s helpline, financial support through Komen’s treatment assistance program, or help navigating their care journey, Komen will be there for them.
In moments like this, your generosity can make a real difference. Together, let’s show breast cancer patients there’s a whole community standing by their side.
Will you please join me in theis fight by making a donation today?