Every year I start the fundraising season with the same question "Do I really want to do this again?". This is my sixth year cancer free and it really is time for new blood to get really involved. This morning I awoke with the "zingers" in my mastectomy arm going crazy. I felt all of my 61 years as I did my morning 2 mile walk. Younger people need to take up the cause, right?
Then I read Rita's e-mail asking us all to get involved again and the memories flooded back to that first race we did. My long time friend and team Captain emailed and said you make the call. I thought how little I had done in the past few years and still we were among the top fund raisers. We canot allow the hope to die. That competitive spirit kicked in and I thought oh yes we will do this again.
For the women newly diagnosed to those in the final days of treatment, we will do this.
For the women like me who need that inspiration that I found in our first Komen race, we will do this.
For the people who worked too hard to bring this incredible event to the Chattanooga, we will do this.
For the women who have contributed so much in the past but are fighting new battles today, we will do this.
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Join our team, or donate to support the Chattanooga Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible donation today.
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Your breast health…
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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.
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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.
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