I ask you to support my continued work toward a world without breast cancer.
Diagnosed in 2014 with breast cancer in my left breast as a result of a routine (and late!) mammogram. I have no family history of this disease and later learned I have no contributing gene mutation. My diagnosis was like a lightning strike to me.
It’s estimated that 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will be personally affected by breast cancer during her lifetime. To bring that statistic home... take a look around in any company meeting, in church, at a school function, or just at the grocery store. Locate eight women in your vicinity and at least one of them either has faced this or will face this diagnosis. Now think of your daughter, your wife, your mother, your sister – consider what lengths you would go to prevent them from ever dealing with this.
So very many of you have been so INCREDIBLY generous in your support of me. It's blown me away away how many members of family, my friend network, and my work family (Netspend) have rallied around this cause and contributed to my team.
I’m walking AGAIN this year – my 19th event as a participant and my 3rd event as a Survivor. I’m once again serving on the Walk Committee as a local, public face for Komen Atlanta’s MORE THAN PINK Walk. This year, I’ve expanded the “Kim’s Breast Friends” team to be “Kim’s Breast Friends / Netspend Cares” to recognize our company’s commitment to giving back.
I’m walking in honor of so many women I know who have faced this disease with an uncommon and tremendous courage. I'm walking in memory of a coworker, Margie Braddock, who lost her battle several years ago. I'm walking in celebration of those who beat breast cancer everyday in the way the live their lives. Finally, I walk in honor of ALL who still fight and with my mind on a future where breast cancer is something no one worries about.
I humbly ask you to consider supporting the “Kim’s Breast Friends / Netspend Cares” team for the Komen Atlanta MORE THAN PINK Walk in 2019.
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