WE ARE FAMILY. LET’S END BREAST CANCER TOGETHER!
When Sloane Six was diagnosed with breast cancer, her greatest challenge—and only concern—was staying strong and living a long time for her 6-year-old son, Skylar. That year, the two of them found support by forming new friendships at the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure®. To this day, they draw strength from the connections they make within the Komen Philadelphia family, while paying it forward by being sources of empowerment and hope for thousands of moms and children facing breast cancer.
I never met Sloane or Skylar, but I know one thing: their fight belongs to all of us! You, me, we have all heard similar stories. Some of them inspiring. Others of them heartbreaking. We listen to the stories and think, “I hope that never happens to me.” Sadly, many of you reading my message HAVE had that happen you.
While tremendous progress has been made, these are the realities:
- 40,000 people in the U.S. will die of breast cancer this year alone.
- One in eight women will be diagnosed.
- Approximately 30 percent of women originally diagnosed with early breast cancer will eventually progress to metastatic breast cancer, a disease for which there currently is no cure.
The odds of any of us not being touched by these disease… of not have stories of our own to share… are very, very slim. This is why I am participating in the Race for the Cure—and why I feel strongly that you should, too! Please get involved and support my efforts by:
- Registering and walking with me on Mother’s Day
- Making a donation to my fundraising campaign
- Asking friends and family to do the same
Remember, we are all one family in this fight. So let’s end breast cancer together!