One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Komen North Florida Race for the Cure® raises money to support the promise to end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures!
The Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K run/ walks in the world. Since its origination in Dallas in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series has grown from one local race with 800 participants to an international series of 115 races with more than 1.3 million participants.
On October 17, 2009, my friend, Diana (pictured above), is leading a group in memory of her mom, Joyce Murphy, who lost her fight with breast cancer in 1994.“I am leading a team in the 2009 Komen North Florida Race for the Cure to raise money to help fund local breast health programs in the North Florida area. My goal is to raise $2,000 toward this cause and no support is too small. Thank you in advance for supporting this cause!”
I have been very fortunate not to have anyone in my family be stricken with breast cancer but I have not been so fortunate as to not have friends who have family or friends who have had to battle this disease. Some have won, some have lost, some out there don’t even know they are fighting yet. For more information about breast cancer and how you can make a difference please visit the American Cancer Society‘s website.
I am linking up today with my friend, Tricia, over at The Domestic Fringe in honor of her first bloggiversary! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are sharing our stories and getting the word out. Be sure to check her out and see what everyone else is writing about.
This month I am going to feature a few more posts about breast cancer awareness and prevention, so be on the look out. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please be sure to leave a comment and share with me your story … how breast cancer has made an impact on your life. Even if you have not been personally affected I’m sure that you know someone who has. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.