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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Race for the Cure

My friend Troy's sister has breast cancer. Her name is Bobbi and she has a website where you can donate to the Race for the Cure. Please go visit her site and donate if you can.

Her site is affiliated with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Here is a little bit about the foundation:

For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been
a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. Working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded on a promise made between two sisters – Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982 in Suzy’s memory.

I emailed Bobbi and asked her to tell us a little about herself:

Kristie.. Hi... well, i was diagnosed July 05 at the age of 32 with stage
lla invasive cancer and stage 3 DCIS. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy, 6 months of chemo and am looking forward to my reconstruction next year. I am still in treatment with other IV medications on a weekly basis through my port but doing great and looking forward to the walk.Hopefully with all the advances and research with money donated to the Komen Foundation, I will live a long and happy life. Thanks for posting that on your blog...

Thanks for your help.

Kristie :: 2:36 PM :: 3 comments links to this post

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