With my 40th birthday one month away, I have decided to do something, last minute, to set the tone for my next 40 years.
A dear family friend of ours has been battling breast cancer since last year. To support her and her family, I will be running The Miami Half Marathon next Sunday, February 2nd, to raise money, in her honor. She has requested that all money raised go to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Kerry Becker, 40 years old, mother of three, ages 9,7,3, was diagnosed with triple negative, Stage III invasive lobular breast cancer in June 2013 on her first ever mammogram. This caught us all by surprise, given the size of the tumor and lack of risk factors, including a negative family history.
She has undergone six months of chemotherapy at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In February 2014, she will begin radiation therapy, which will then be followed with additional surgery.
Kerry has been an inspiration for all those of whom she has met during her treatment, constantly staying strong and positive. She has become a tremendous advocate about the need for breast cancer screening to women she meets.
In order to raise awareness and celebrate the conclusion of her chemotherapy, Kerry recently completed a 5K Komen Race for the Cure in the Bahamas in January 2014.
Please support me in my efforts and as a result, you will be helping women and families everywhere.
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