We’d just like to first thank all the contributors to our “Who do You Run For?” contest. There were stories from women and men, young and old alike who have been impacted by the disease’s reach. We congratulate the survivors and morn your losses with you. Too, it was wonderful to see that some run for the next generation, hoping that what they do today will save others from suffering in the future.
The entry that was picked came in from Nancy L. who has face breast cancer, not only head on, but as a member of a family faced with fighting breast cancer. They have seen the course beast cancer can take in their own lives but supported each other along the way. Thank you and we wish you and your family the best, Nancy. Here is her contribution below:
“I run for my mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer and later died of pancreatic cancer.
I am running for myself – I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 and have been cancer free for 14 years.
I am running for my sister Flo who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She was with me for all 6 chemo treatments in 1999 even though she had to drive 200 miles from Memphis each time to be with me.
I am running for Boo lynch, who was my mentor who helped me through my breast cancer but died of breast cancer in 2001.
As you can see breast cancer has touched my life in many ways and I am running for a cure so no one else has to go through this, especially my daughter Ellen and granddaughter Kate”
Thank you Nancy and all that shared with us. We support you in the fight against breast cancer.