This September 9th is a very special day, not just because it is my 25th year on this earth, but it is also the day of Race For The Cure!
Incase you're not fully aware of what this means or the enormity of its impact, here's a bit of background:
"Every year over ten thousand New Yorkers join over a thousand breast cancer survivors in Central Park for the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure. The Race is one day a year, but for women and families dealing with breast cancer, the fight is every day, and finding a cure is an ongoing effort.
Year by year, story by story, and dollar by dollar, the efforts of fundraisers save lives, and help tens of thousands of New Yorkers. The money raised delivers food to women in treatment, offers transportation to chemo, and provides screenings. It also helps fund more research, reduce disparities, and find the cures."
This FUNdraising is especially important because every dollar raised is a dollar I can help give back to the community partners of Susan G. Komen. Working at Komen has given me the wonderful opportunity to visit all of the community partner organizations and see the work being done not only for breast cancer patients, but their families, caregivers, and communities as a whole. Despite all the wonderful advancements in research, support, and treatment being done the fact remains that people are still dying from breast cancer, but WE CAN change that. WE CAN raise the needed funds. WE CAN advocate on the behalf of those who are too sick to do it themselves. WE CAN create a world of more survivors.
Please help in what ever capacity you are able to, and please reach out to me if you want any information on how to be involved, how to help, or questions you may have about breast cancer.
We are Women. We are [ko]MEN. And together we are Komen.
L o v e, T a y l o r