This will be Team Paula’s fourth year to participate in the race and we have collectively raised over $5,000 to support the Texarkana Area Komen foundation.
My dear friend Michelle (far left in the photo)founded Team Paula to show support in my breast cancer battle. This was a great event and I am proud that while I live in the Dallas area now, I can come “home” and support the local area I grew up in and raise money to support the many women (and men) who battle this disease. Since 75% of the funds raised stays here in the Texarkana area, we help support those in our local communities. I do sometimes participate in some of the events in Dallas, but I feel like a $1 goes a lot farther to support people in our area that don’t always have the same resources available in a bigger metropolitan area.
As for me, I am now approaching my 4th year survivor anniversary and am doing awesome!!!
I’m still taking an oral chemo medication that is causing some unwanted side effects (isn't there always a trade off!) . I had a scare a few weeks ago but all is good. I am still cancer free, but because of the issues, i will be facing some additional surgery the week after the race. I ask for your prayers that all will go welll and that this will take care of the problems.
Team Paula has been a wonderful blessing to me and I love each and every one of you! I hope you will join me and Michelle this year and celebrate, honor and support all of those affected by cancer.
Go Team Paula!
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