I was diagnosed with breast cancer one month after my 40th birthday.
Both of my breasts were removed. I recovered.
I am currently undergoing reconstruction. And I am recovering nicely.
I take Tamoxifen to hopefully prevent cancer from returning but, in the quiet moments, I worry about what happens to me, my husband and my two children if it returns.
And so I run.
The 550 Relay raises funds for Livestrong and Camp Kesem. We run for those who cannot run for themselves. We run to support research that one day will eradicate cancer. We run to fund programs that support patients and their families.
And some of us run because we are ever so grateful that we still can!