This year, I registered for the Komen Race for the Cure because I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.
What am I doing?
I'm walking in honor and memory of my sister Vickie for "A Sole Team for Vickie" and to support the Chattanooga 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. Did I say tax-deductable? Yes I did. I have taken the Challenge and have committed to raise at least $200. Will you please help me with this challenge? You may donate online with your credit card by clicking the "Donate" button near my thermometer on 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's 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, 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. Over the next 25 years, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer if we don't find a cure. Komen will not stop until we discover and deliver the cures. That's our promise.
Thank you so much for being a part of our Komen (A Sole Team for Vickie) Team this year. It really means a lot to us knowing so many of Vickie's family, co-workers and friends continue to support the team even though Vickie now resides in Heaven with our mom and dad. Keep it real while keeping the faith is our motto.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts.
You can donate online with your credit card by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.
Your support helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. 75 percent of the money raised through the Race stays in the community to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research. Together, we are fueling the best science, boldest community and biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. And we will not stop until this disease is gone forever. That’s our promise. Will you please join me in this fight by making a donation today?