Thanks for visiting my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer page. On September 8th and 9th, 2018, I will be walking 39.3 miles to help put an end to Breast Cancer, for the 6th year in a row. One in every eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and together we can and must change this. Until we conquer this disease, I will keep walking.
As you know, I am a mom to two amazing sons (and a wife to a wonderful hubby). When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my biggest fear was not being there for our children. Not seeing them grow up, supporting them in achieving their dreams, helping them through life’s challenges and celebrating the victories, being there for their weddings and the birth of their own kids.
I am fortunate. I’ve been cancer-free since October 2012.
And while so much progress has been made already since my diagnosis, we still have a lot to do to conquer this disease. I don’t want any of our kids to lose their moms, or any of us to lose our sisters, wives, mothers, friends, co-workers, and most especially, daughters. Let's change the future, now. I’m asking for your support. Whether you donate $10 or any other amount doesn’t matter. Every donation makes a difference. Please give what you can.
- $25 helps with supplies for breast cancer research labs: Research for a cure, research into treatments, and research to identify the causes so we can eliminate breast cancer in our lifetime.
- $35 can pay for home-delivered meals for a breast cancer patient undergoing treatment
- $150 can help an uninsured woman get a mammogram
- $125 helps four homebound breast cancer patients receive nutritious meals while undergoing treatment
- $200 helps an uninsured person access life-saving tests, such as a mammogram or a bone scan to see if breast cancer has spread
- $250 can help a newly diagnosed woman get the x-rays and lab work needed to determine treatment
- $500 helps two uninsured breast cancer patients access chemotherapy treatment
- $1,000 can help an uninsured woman get a breast biopsy or MRI to see if cancer is present and helps a new patient receive blood work to determine the best course of treatment for their particular breast cancer
- $1,800 can help cover a significant portion of the cost of a lumpectomy for an uninsured patient.
- $2,500 helps a low-income woman or man overcome medical, financial, and social obstacles during a breast cancer diagnosis, with guidance and support from an Avon Patient Navigator
- $5,000 covers the cost of a surgical breast biopsy for an uninsured patient
Thank you for your support. It makes a world of difference.
With love and gratitude,