As you’re well aware by now, in June 2010, Patty was diagnosed with breast cancer. To say it was devastating news to both of us is putting it lightly. She had a mastectomy in July and then went through six rounds of chemotherapy, the last infusion was in mid-December 2010. Her battle isn’t over yet as she still has regular appointments with her oncologist, pulmonary specialist and reconstruction surgeon. Needless to say, it’s been a rough year but with the help of our family and friends and other breast cancer survivors, she was able to get through treatment and is now looking forward to a healthy 2011.
Back in November, Patty had registered for the 2010 Susan G. Komen 5k Race for the Cure which was a warm-up to the 3-Day event. She really looked forward to attending that event as a spectator, however having a chemo infusion just six days before, kept her from attending. Patty made a promise at that time that once she was feeling good, she would register for the Komen 2011 3-Day so she could do her part to contribute to finding a cure for this terrible disease. Patty has said “As a mother and grandmother I will do anything to prevent my daughters and granddaughters from getting breast cancer.”
Last years 3-Day was just amazing. These women walked 60 miles over a three-day period, most of the time in the pouring rain. The rain didn’t faze these warriors as they carried on with a purpose! We watched the closing ceremonies on TV where there were thousands of women, gathered together, celebrating their victory! Just amazing!
I can’t tell you how excited Patty is to participate in this event. You know, there’s always room for others to join and walk it with her!!! The more the merrier!
As with every good cause, there’s always a catch. Patty must raise $2300.00 to participate in this event. (Her personal goal is to raise $3000.00.) This is where you come in! Any donation of any amount will help her towards her goal. We’re asking for your support as she takes this amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! As I had said, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.
Please click on the link below to make your donation:
The 3-Day isn’t until November. This gives Patty time to train for the walk as well as raise money. I’ll keep you posted on her progress.
Thank you for your support!