Well, it is official my sister and are both doing the 3-day walk again. If you are reading this post that means that you have been to my blog before but if you are new I invite you to watch the video above to see what the 3-day is all about.
But this year it will be about so much more...in the last couple of months since returning from the 3-day in Tampa my Aunt Ine and my father have both been diagnosed with breast cancer. They are in the initial stages of the fight, but this year I walk for them. My hope is that they are both there happy and healthy at the finish line when Moqui and I finish the 60-miles.
My father's diagnosis in the family has pushed my sister and I do be diligent in our checks and investigate whether we have the breast cancer gene or not. My father, his sister and his mother all had breast cancer and with a family history like that chances are high. But Moqui and I are doing the check-ups and tests and we will be ok. So many strides have already been made with this disease. Early detection and screening for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene are one of the many advancements. If we do have one of these breast cancer markers in our genes, we can take steps to prevent from ever getting breast cancer. This is amazing...and all this was accomplished with funds for research....coming from donations, just like the donations I will receive from friends and family like you.
Well, as I take my tests and do my screening I will try to keep you updated and let you know how things are going...but I urge all women AND MEN out there to ask questions and do all the proper screening.
Lastly, I will leave you with this link. Please if you want to do something to kick breast cancer's butt the first step is making a donation. This year we want to double what we raised last year, but we need your help.
You can always just use the icon on the right side of this blog.