Hi everybody! I am participating in the Avon 39 on the Youth Crew for my third year. I am 13 years old and in 7th grade at Valley View middle school in Simi Valley and i have some pretty good reasons for participating in this great cause! A couple years ago my dad was informed that he carries the BRCA2 gene. I know you don't hear much about men getting breast cancer, but it DOES happen and my dad has a higher chance of getting it than a man without the gene. When Britt and I turn 18, we have the choice of being tested to see if we carry the gene. There is a 50/50 chance that we can carry it and if we test positive, what it means is that we have around an 80% chance of getting breast cancer. Over the years I have learned so much about the disease because my mom has participated for 9 years and becuase my grandma and my aunt Christine are survivors, it doesn't scare me that much. Also, because of all the donations that are given to Avon 39, I am hopeful that by that time there may be a cure.
I am required to raise at least $500 to EARN MY 39, but I plan to raise much more! Becaues of my amazing donors, last year both my sister and I raised over $2000 EACH!! The support of my family and friends has been incredible and I am hopeful that I can count on the amazing support again for 2017. I know that it's a lot to ask, but even a small donation of $10 could make a huge difference.
You can make a donation right here on my webpage by clicking the "Donate Now" button to the right. If you prefer to write a check, click the “Donate By Mail” button and follow the instructions on the form.
Your donations will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. The dollars you pledge will put food on the table of a breast cancer patient and her family. They will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives. Need any more reason to click that Donate Now button?
I’m joining with thousands of other 39ers. We’re banding together in solidarity and have one goal: to take breast cancer down. So many sisters and mothers and friends have been lost. We see a world without breast cancer for our daughters and nieces. AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped. By supporting me with a donation, you’re part of it.
Thank you for your amazing support again this year, Love Courtney