Donna Burd Gibner
Nine years ago I lost the most amazing woman I've ever known to breast cancer - my beautiful Mom! I watched helplessly for many years as she dealt with the ups and downs of the disease - from the shock of the diagnosis, through invasive surgery and years of chemotherapy and radiation, to the joys of achieving a 5-yr milestone. Then, to the disappointment when hearing this horrendous disease has returned years later, this time in her bones. Through more endless rounds of chemo and radiation, to finally, the gut-wrenching news that it had metastasized to her brain - only to take her life 6 months later. No one should have to endure these things! I knew I wanted to do something - something more!! The 26.2 with Donna provides that opportunity to do something - to raise funds for ground-breaking research to FINISH Breast Cancer, but also to help support those who are bravely enduring through the shock of diagnosis, and through their sometimes debilitating treatments. For my Mom, for my dear friends - both those who've lost their battle, and for those still courageously waging theirs - I RUN FOR YOU!! I run to "be the FINISH", to END Breast Cancer!! Please help me to help those in need - help me to BE THE FINISH!! - With Love, Donna, and the entire "TeamJudyB"