15 years ago, I became a breast cancer survivor. I was 36 and trying to have a baby. I had been seeing my doctor and doing everything he told me. In November 2002 I felt something suspicious but my doctor said it was probably just due to my monthly cycle. In January, I still had the lump so he said to come see him. Within a week of my visit, I had been diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma hormone receptor positive her2 negative grade 3 breast cancer. I decided on the conservative approach and had a lumpectomy followed by participating in clinical trials where I had 8 courses of chemotherapy. 4 courses of Xeloda with Taxotere followed by 4 courses of FEC, 6 weeks of radiation, 5 years of Tamoxifen and 5 years of Femara.
This year, I registered for the Komen Race for the Cure because I wanted to take action and be More Than Pink™. I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts.
Your support helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. 75 percent of the money raised through the Race stays in the community to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research.
I am a perfect example of what Komen is working to fight and fund. Komen provides grants to organizations such as MD Anderson. By providing these grants, patients today are able to receive less invasive, and more targeted treatment. I AM MORE THAN PINK!
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