Breast Cancer. According to research statistics provided by the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States today, accounting for 29% of newly diagnosed cancers. Roughly 1 in 8 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
I have always been a huge supporter of Breast Cancer foundations that help raise awareness, offer support, offer free mammograms and just keep people aware. I have had many friends who have gone through Breast Cancer. I have been witness to their lows and their highs. I have seen the pain. I have seen the joy of clear scans. I have seen them enter a second round of treatment due to recurrence. I have loved them and prayed for them. I have seen the stress the family went through with them. It is not fun. Early detection has often been a saving grace. Early detection.
So what Beth, you support them. Good for you. Well, my heart has always been to do the Avon Breast Cancer 39 mile walk. Why in the world, you may ask?! TO SUPPORT! BUT, truth is, I was always afraid. I have to raise $1800 in order to be allowed to walk. WHAT?! I can't raise that much money!!! I can't ask people to support something that I do. I can't do that. So, like a lot of things in my life, I allowed the fear to win and I haven't participated. Last year, I watched a friend participate and she has participated for many years. Always raising the funds. I was still convinced I couldn't do it. *Even though she assured me I could!*
Then it happened. My mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this summer. My momma. My rock. My hero. NOOOOOO!
Within the first week of learning about her diagnosis, I signed up to walk. My husband supports me all the way. But, now, I have to raise $1800, and I am scared. However, I am committed. I would LOVE to raise it in the next 60 days! Would you be willing to help me? My page you can donate is: http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR/Walk/Houston?px=5836339&pg=personal&fr_id=2480
My momma is doing well. She had a lumpectomy and the one spot they had found was contained. The other spot they found the day of her surgery was a different kind. So she just had some lymph nodes removed and thankfully, no cancer was found in her lymph system! She is to start radiation soon & will be a survivor. Her cancer was found early. Early detection. Thank the Lord!
So, I ask you, please join with me. Help me raise my necessary $1800 in the next 60 days and then support me as I walk the 39 miles this April!
Let me know if you have any questions & thank you so much for your support!!!!!