I’ve been involved with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure almost every year since its inception in San Antonio 12 years ago. I've participated as a volunteer helping with registration, as the volunteer coordinator for the Race, and as a walker.

This year Race has a whole new meaning for me. In 2008, my 84-year-old mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

From the local Komen chapter, she received a lovely basket of items to help her through the process. She even received phone calls and a hospital visit from a San Antonio board member.

Mom had a mastectomy in October and she takes Femarin daily. Her prognosis is terrific.

Through Race, we can help Susan G. Komen continue their support of women with breast cancer and their funding of local nonprofits providing vital breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs in San Antonio.

I know everyone is tightening their financial belts these days, but that also means more women than ever will need the life-saving services provided with your support. Together, our gifts of $5, $10, $20 or more added together can really make a difference!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

For all the wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, please consider making a gift today.

I thank you and my mom thanks you!


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