Welcome to our Race for the Cure® Team Page! – FAMILY UNITED IN FAITH
We invite you to join us at the Des Moines Race for the Cure on the FAMILY UNITED IN FAITH Team! Whether you can physically walk with us or support us in spirit…..we are excited that you have joined our journey. This is the ELEVENTH year that we will walk side-by-side with family and friends as a Team!
While we celebrate all of our family who have battled with cancer and are SURVIVORS – we have celebrated some HUGE MILESTONES this year – 10-years cancer free in Sept 2015 and again in June 2016 for two of our sisters!!! What a great feeling and truly something to celebrate! Whether it was breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, skin cancer ………………. we as a family unite together!!
Many members of our family have undergone genetic testing for the BRCA gene and have tested positive for the BRCA1 mutation – 8 so far unfortunately! Many of us have spent the last few years with major decisions and surgeries for some……aggressive early detection testing for others.
Throughout our journeys, we have been touched by the prayers, encouragement, and support from our family and friends….you’ve been our everyday angels. You give us the inspiration, the courage to fight, the strength for each day, sprinkled with laughter and smiles that provide the power to survive! Because of your support and our faith in God, we are SURVIVORS!! Thanks for helping us BELIEVE!!
As members of this team, we are each playing a part in helping Susan G. Komen for the Cure® end breast cancer forever. You can make a donation to our team by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top or if you would like to make your gift through one of the team members please click on their name below. Remember that your donation will make a difference in our communities since 75% of the money raised by the Komen Iowa Race for the Cure is invested back into the 81-Iowa counties served by this Affiliate. The remaining 25% supports Komen's national research and training grants program.
We can ALL feel proud that as a participant in this Race, we’ve had a part in the fight for a cure and the hope for a bright future. You have helped us to know that life is a precious gift – each day to treasure!!
We are staying strong – staying united – we are keeping the faith!!