Name: Marty Millsaps
Title: Sr. Buisness Development Consultant
Company: Dex YP
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Why are you participating?
This program is important to me because while 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime, my mother has developed it twice, and she has beaten it both times. I’ve had numerous individuals say that she inspired them with her positivity, courage and determination to defeat this ugly disease with class and dignity. While it took its toll on her physically, mentally and emotionally, it affected all of us in some painful way or another. It’s something that lingers in the back of all survivor’s minds and the ones that love them and need them around.
We have been lucky to still have my mother around after the first episode in 1997, that’s 22 years now, and the second time in 2010. I realize that we have been blessed but many others in our community are not as lucky. I want to be the difference that makes someone’s fight just a little bit easier, and another husband’s, mother’s or sister’s prayers answered to have their loved one survive this fight. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t feel blessed that my mom is still here for me and my family. My little boy is the luckiest because Mimi is his most important person and best friend in the world to him and I’m not sure what we would do without her presence that is filled with love and support in our everyday lives.
Please join me in helping this community of survivors and fighters live longer, happy and purpose filled lives.