This year the Race for the Cure falls on the second anniversary of my diagnosis. I was diagnosed at 31 years old with no family history of breast cancer. I run because I am so grateful to be able to run. Komen funded research has dramatically improved the lifespan of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and I hope that one day we won't need this race or this organization. I run because having support from my local community has been life changing, but I'm tired of meeting newly diagnosed women and recognizing the panic and sadness on their faces. I run because I am dedicated to keeping cancer out of my body and out of my community. And I will continue to run until we have a cure.