What am I doing?
I want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. I am planing to walk in the timed 5k walk at the 2016 Iowa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in October. Originally, I walked to support the cause & co-workers; but in November of 2012 the fight became more personal to me when I was diagnosed with stage 2b triple negative breast cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation followed this diagnosis. The 2016 Komen event will mark 3 year and 10 months being cancer free. Please help me reach my new fundraising goal of $3000 by making a tax-deductible donation today.
You may donate online with your credit card by clicking the "Donate Now" button or the "One Wells Fargo Team for the Cure" button on the right side of 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 (my 2012 mammogram showed the enlarged lymph node in my right armpit), 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.
We Will Find the Cure!