As soon as the thoughts of running my first marathon began taking over my every thought, I finally felt ready and confident enough to register for my first 26.2 mile race. There are many reasons why I decided to run for charity and for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Being a girl, I am vulnerable to this disease, and so is my grandma, my mom and aunts. I feel like thinking about all the great women in my life will get me through the tough winter training runs and eventually, their encouragement will also get me through my 26.2 mile journey. Running has changed me physically and mentally. It has become an important aspect of my life now. What better way to share this gift of running, than running for a cause? I can run, I am healthy. I'm hoping the money that's being fundraised will help find a cure for millions of women out there who are not as fotunate as I am. Not only is this experience going to help me and make me stronger, I will also be helping other women on their journey to find health and treatment.
The reality is that breast cancer can strike at any age, and women of every age should be aware of their personal risk factors for breast cancer.
You can donate directly to my page here: http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR/Events?px=13912867&pg=personal&fr_id=2916&s_src=boundlessfundraisingmftc&s_subsrc=bfscheduler