2019 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K 10K Breasties for life. for Liz
Over the past year, breast cancer research has become close to my heart! One normal morning on the way into work, a dear friend of mine (33 yrs old) grabbed my hand and told me she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I swear the world stopped. We cried and hugged each other for what felt like an eternity. I made a commitment to my friend to stand by her side through this journey in whatever capacity she needed me. Since her diagnosis, Liz has undergone 16 rounds of chemo, 3 rounds of radiation, a bilateral mastectomy and an oopherectomy.
Please help support Liz’s ongoing recovery. I will be participating in the upcoming Walk for Life Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K, & 10K in Columbia to raise funds for research and treatment. No donation is too small and all proceeds will benefit Prisma Health Breast Center in the Midlands. Thank you in advance for your support! XOXO #breastiesforlife.
Here are 3 things I've learned about breast cancer.
1. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
2. There is currently no cure for Stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer
3. On average, women with a BRCA1 mutation have up to a 72% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the risk is 69%.
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