In 2016, I started team Holly Saori to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in honor of my mom, who was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) which is the presence of abnormal cells and considered the earliest form of breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy, underwent radiation treatment, and has since been cancer free!
Earlier this year, my aunt Adrienne found out that she had precancerous cells, and also underwent a lumpectomy. So this year, we all walked in honor of her, and of course my mom, too! They joined us all the way from Hawaii, along with my aunt Rachel!
Because of my mom and aunt, it has become even more important for me to contribute to this cause. The funding and research that allows for development of the screening methods that identified my mom and aunt's abnormal cells as well as the procedures and treatments they underwent could not have existed without supporters like us.
This year our team multiplied in size, and it was so heartwarming to have friends and family come together for a good cause. We were lucky enough to have our very own team cinematographer (a.k.a. my ultra talented cousin, Keldon) to capture the event so beautifully, and hopefully entice more friends and family to join us next year!
The team donation contest closes at the end of this month, but of course there's never a deadline for donating to breast cancer research. If you want to support our team in the contest, just click on the link below to donate on our team page. We've already exceeded our $1000 goal by raising $1500, but we won't stop fundraising until we find a cure!
Thank you so much to all of you who have already donated and helped our team exceed our fundraising goal, and thanks to all of you for reading this and supporting such a great cause. And to my mom, aunt, and every breast cancer warrior...