Jessica and Harper, January 2006
Tue Gutes und sprich darüber is a popular German phrase which translates to – Do Good and Speak About It. So that is what I am going to do.
Breast cancer is something that every person will most likely deal with in their lifetime, in some way. They will know a friend, a parent, a relative or possibly themselves that will try to fight it. My mother had breast cancer and had a mastectomy. My aunt did too, both thank God, are survivors to the fight.
My beautiful, loving and AMAZING friend Jeannette is running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Las Vegas next weekend for her friend that she lost to stage IV breast cancer. The German and I donated money to support her in the race. It felt so good to give to such a great cause. Jeannette has already reached her goal but her team is still shy of $100. If you would like to donate you can do so here. Every little bit helps.
See Jeannette’s story of her friend below. And donate, tue Gutes un sprich darüber. Thank you, Danke, Gracias.
What am I doing?
On May 1st, 2010 I will participate in the Komen Southern Nevada Race For The Cure in honor of my dear friend Jessica Evans who lost a courageous battle against stage IV breast cancer on January 8, 2010. Jessica was the mother to a beautiful 4 year old daughter, Harper, and a wife to Matt. I want to raise money to help find a CURE so women will no longer have to suffer. Every little bit helps. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Your support helps us get another step closer to a world without breast cancer.
Your breast health…
The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. Breast cancer knows no boundary, be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s one in eight within your company, school and organization!
The key to survival is early detection. Three simple steps for early detection are regular mammograms, clinical exams and breast self-exams. And, remember, breast cancer affects more than just the patient; friends and family need support too.
What does Komen do?
For more than 25 years, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease, and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Over the next 25 years, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer if we don’t find a cure. Komen will not stop until we discover and deliver the cures. That’s our promise.
We Will Find the Cure!