Ever since my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer my daughter and I decided that we would always do the Race for the Cure. Our first race was in 2004 and we were amazed at all the people.
In 2005 we returned to the race. As we looked over at the survivors having their picture taken I looked at my daughter and said, “That’s a club that I never want to be part of.” Well, I guess I jinxed myself. In June of 2006 I found a lump in my left breast, had it biopsied, and it was confirmed that it was positive. I had a modified radical mastectomy done and went through four rounds of chemo as a precautionary measure.
My oncologist told me she wanted me to go through chemo since I was only 40 years old and I have a 13-year old daughter at home. I finished everything in October 2006. I am very happy to say that I was able to do the race in 2006.
My best friend joined me in the race and was there for me every step of the way. I just knew that it was even more important for me to do that race than ever before.
Today I am so very happy that I am part of “that club” and am grateful for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.