What am I doing?
I am running to support the Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure because I want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Why am I doing this? Because 14 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and it was probably the scariest time of my life. No one in my family had had this disease so I could not believe I was the first! By reading on you will find breast cancer doesn't discriminate but with early detection it doesn't have to be "the end". I was lucky, because I had regular mammograms, the doctors were able to see a slight difference from one x-ray to the next. My family was also my support group and without them I don't think I could be telling this story. Please help me reach my goal so that you or someone you love doesn't have to hear "I'm sorry, you have breast cancer".
You may donate online with your credit card by clicking the Donate button at the top of this page. Your support helps us get another step closer to a world without breast cancer.
Your breast health
The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. Breast cancer knows no boundary, be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That is one in eight within your company, school and organization!
The key to survival is early detection. Three simple steps for early detection are regular mammograms, clinical exams and breast self-exams. And, remember, breast cancer affects more than just the patient; friends and family need support too.
What does Komen do?
For more than 25 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer; transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease, and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors...of which I am one!!
Over the next 25 years, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer if we do not find a cure. Komen for the Cure will not stop until we discover and deliver the cures. That is our promise.
We Will Find the Cure!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope you will be a part of finding the cure.
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