Komen New York City Race for the Cure®
On September 13, 2009, a little under a month after my mom passed, I along with several friends took part in the Komen NYC Race for the Cure for the first time. In two short weeks we were able to raise over $1,500 for this very important cause. A few more generous donations came in the months to follow and landed me on the Pink Honor Roll in 2010. In 2010 our team nearly doubled in size and our donations more than tripled. The race for the cure however isn't over - not until we find a cure, not until we can save more lives.
This cause is very near and dear to my heart as it took the most important person in my life away from me. A person that had the biggest courage of anyone I've ever met. Her will to live, ability to fight and endurance to raise her only child will keep me forever dedicated to this cause. One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2008, that was over 182,000 people. More than 40,000 died.
With your help, this year's Race for the Cure® will be even more successful, and Komen Greater NYC will be able to award more grants and keep fighting for more lives - as long as another mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, cousin can survive an extra day, our efforts aren't in vain. As long as there are more funding for mammograms and for BRCA gene testing more can be done to prevent this horrible diseases that is taking way too many lives.
I need your support! Join me, my husband and our friends in this fight to eradicate cancer.
Thank you for visiting my personal webpage. Please support my
participation in the Komen New York City Race for the Cure® and donate today! If you can't donate monetarily, please consider donating your time and join us in walking the 2011 Race for the Cure!
Together, we can create a world without breast cancer for our children and grandchildren and maybe even for ourselves!
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can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do." -
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? and if not now, when?" - Rabbi Hillel
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