Why I am Making Strides
Like so many others, breast cancer is a very personal cause for me. In 2010 my mother, Carolyn Fae Lucas was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She bravely fought with so much grace and dignity. She inspired so many during her battle, working full time, caring for her husband, an elderly parent, and being a pillar of strength in her community. She would take chemo in the mornings and still work a full shift the same night. I never heard a complaint, nor did I have to chaperone pity parties. My mother was and is an amazing individual that made a huge impact on the lives of many and as such, also left a gaping hole. My mother is only one of thousands of incredibly worthy people who have met this challenge head on. I am honored to have the chance to make a difference and to honor those touched by breast cancer by raising funds for groundbreaking research, and services for people dealing with breast cancer. I believe that there will come a day where the pain caused by breast cancer is a thing of the past. And until it arrives, I'm walking to inspire hope to those facing the disease and raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to help save lives from breast cancer. I hope you'll consider signing up too.
Why I Support the American Cancer Society
Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it throughout their journey to get well. They are investing in innovative research to find, prevent, and treat breast cancer. I have signed up to walk and fundraise for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. I hope you will consider joining my team and/or making a donation in support of my efforts. Together, we can make a difference.