Hi. Many of you may not know that I participated in the Komen Race for the Cure last year. I did not feel comfortable reaching out to you as it was very difficult for me to focus on this continually painful reality of mine. I participated last year because of my friend, Colleen, who fiercely wanted to do the race in spite of her progressively losing battle with her cancer, which had spread throughout her body. Colleen was pushed in a wheelchair, persevering. I registered for the Komen Race again this year because I want to continue to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.
In addition to myself, I have a number of friends who are breast cancer survivors, some currently fighting and very sadly two friends who fought their cancers fiercely until it took both of them last year, one of them being Colleen. I registered for the Komen Race again this year because I want to continue to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and in memory of Colleen to honor her tireless drive and will to fight this disease. I am trying to be as strong as Colleen was. She was an inspiration to all of us with her positive attitude and sense of humor. All women who have experienced this disease carry varying continued burdens.
Please do not feel pressured or obligated, but I wanted to send this in case any of you might be interested in making a tax-deductible donation in support of my fundraising efforts.
Your support helps all of us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. 75 percent of the money raised through the Race stays in the community to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining 25 percent supports groundbreaking breast cancer research.
We want to continue to fight breast cancer and we will not stop until this disease is gone forever. Whether or not you decide to donate to this cause/my fundraiser, I appreciate your continued prayers, support and love. Thank you.
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