About a year ago, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is probably the scariest news a daughter can hear. Immediately, every bad thought came rushing into my head and I was filled with fear. The next month was a whirlwind of doctor’s visits and surgeries. All of this was made even more difficult because my mom lives in South Carolina and I am up here in Connecticut. I felt helpless when all I wanted to do was be with her and make all of this go away. Pipe dreams I know, but there are many irrational thoughts that go through your mind when you’re faced with a loved one being diagnosed with cancer.
Needless to say, it has been and emotional year, but the good news is that my mom is now healthy and all of the cancer is gone. She is back to riding horses and doing the things she loves. She had an amazing team of doctors who attacked the cancer quickly and aggressively to help cure my Mom. I couldn’t be more grateful to them and to all of the research that is being done to help find a cure for this horrible disease.
So in honor of my Mom, I signed up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this Sunday in New Haven, CT. I want to celebrate her and that she has survived this horrible disease! What’s a 5K walk for me after the battle she has fought this past year…not much. I’m also doing this to raise more awareness of breast cancer and hopefully with your help raise funds to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research, information and services. Since Making Strides began over 20 years ago, breast cancer death rates have declined by more than 32 percent. Let’s keep that momentum going and increase that number to 100 percent!
With the walk only 5 days away, I don’t have much time to fundraise, but every little bit helps. Click here to donate and support me in making strides against breast cancer! Let’s support the all of the moms, grandmoms, daughters, sisters, aunts, and basically all women out there :)
My mom is my best friend and inspires me everyday. I want to make sure she is around for many, many more birthdays…hers and mine!
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