November 07, 2017
This November, I will be running the NYC 2017 marathon in honor of my late grandmother, Evelyn Huskey.
Evelyn was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 1974. At the time, routine mammograms were not routine and radiation was the only treatment offered. Evelyn battled radiation for 90 days in hopes to rid her body of the cancer that had so quickly consumed her life. Like so many others, my grandmother's remission was short lived. Less than 19 months later the cancer returned, metastasized and invaded her entire Lymphatic system.
My grandmother passed on February 8, 1976 leaving her 4 children (ages: 20,15,11 and 8) and husband.
Although I never met my grandmother, I saw the crippling effects the disease had on my immediate family a generation later. I am running in support of Bright Pink to further the awareness and prevention of the disease that took my Grandmother away from her children, friends and grandchildren at the young age of 44. As prevention and treatment has evolved since the time my grandmother passed, individual contributions lead to further the research of breast and ovarian cancer supporting Bright Pink's mission in empowering women to live proactively.
I would great appreciate the support in accomplishing my goal in running for Evelyn in support of Team Bright Pink.