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Administrative Assistant – Mayo Clinic Rochester

I have seen this pop up on the Homepage for the last few years but did not truly understand how big of a deal this is. I was recently diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and a co-worker pointed this out to me. Although I cannot run the marathon, I plan donate to this cause. Please consider doing so. And a huge thank you to this organization for all you do.

Running for an Inspirational Woman

I am running to show love and support for such an inspirational woman. C.M. is a breast cancer survivor and a member of my training program. Despite the side effects of her chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she mustered the courage and strength to run each day. Often times, she would run log distances with us the day after a treatment. The running community was there for C.M. on two milestone occasions, her last chemo and radiation treatments. True to her “never quit” attitude, immediately following the final treatments, we ran 5 miles home, celebrating the closing and opening of a new chapter in her life. C.M. inspires me and is my source of motivation when I am having a mental breakdown running. Having completed her last treatment in December 2015, she plans to run her second 26.2 with Donna.

I am also running for those who can’t run and to help finish breast cancer.

Let’s all be VERBS, not NOUNS

Because I want to be more than a NOUN (RUNNER) to those in need – – I want to be a VERB(RUNNING)!

Happy New Year!

One year ago I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (12/2014). It became my goal to leave 2015 better than it found me. I can say that I am doing that, as I feel better than ever and ready to accept this challenge. And I look forward to meeting others who have been where I was, and gain strength and knowledge from their experiences.

Will run in 2017

I was diagnosed with Breast cancer on 2/6/15. I was 33 years old. I have gone through a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation. I will be running in the 2017 marathon with some other amazing survivors.

Pat Hughes run

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 10/2013. Prior to that, I was in the best shape of my life at 54… boot camps, running 3 miles 3x a week, rowing, and the gym. I’m a high school math teacher. I had a routine mammogram and was not at all concerned because breast cancer does not run in my family and I faithfully had a mammogram each year. The Dr. kept saying he saw a “shadow” but it was probably nothing. After 2 more mammograms, an ultra-sound, then an mri they spotted it. Thank you to my radiologist for being so persistent despite my dislike and fear of each and every test. A biopsy was preformed and it was cancerous. HER2 Positive, Estrogen Positive, and Progesterone positive (I sure aced that test). Life was turned upside down. Emotions were on a roller coaster. After surgery, Chemo for a year was recommended because of the aggressive HER2 and 6 weeks of daily radiation. I lost my hair. I got through this trying to “pretend” it wasn’t happening. I kept running that 3 miles (although I was anemic) having to walk some of it. I kept going to that gym (praying my hat wouldn’t fall off). I didn’t miss much work… I had bling hats to match every outfit and tried to make the best of having no hair. 3 months after having my last chemo treatment I ran the Donna 1/2 Marathon (well ran/walked it) and it was my first 1/2 marathon. The race supporters made me feel like a “rock star”. Jacksonville/ Donna organizers… you are so amazing for what you do/did! . I was so impressed that I formed a team the next day after the event (Team F Cancer for “fight cancer” of course) and looking forward to running it on 2/14/16. If you need a team to join, consider mine!

mom and me image

My mother was diagnosed three years ago with breast cancer. I started doing 5k, obstacle courses and exercising for her. I went from size 12/14 to 2/4 and lost 43 pounds.. This year, 2015, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I work with Cheryl Hesse and she told me your story. After my surgery and recuperation , I am still me! I have completed tough mudder, finn Mccool , inflatable 5k, mudderella in PA, and exercising at orangetheory. I have put your full marathon on my bucket list and registered for it!!

For Lynda

I ran my first Breast Cancer Marathon in 2015, for my co-workers and friends that have faught the battle against cancer. Some have lost their lives and others continue to fight. Donna 26.2, 2015 was an absolutely beautiful way to honor these people who are my heros and inspire others without even knowing it. One of the ladies, who I ran for in 2015 passed
away in april 2015. She had been a breast cancer survivor for many years
and suddenly the cancer came back in several other places in her body, which is what took her. This is a lady who has many friends who love her. She was a nurse who cared for others, every day. She loved children and dogs! She will always be in the hearts of those who knew her. I just carry this message of love and honor because I run for those who can’t.

I new I had to make it happen

Hi, my name is Carlotta Whitney and I am a Breast Cancer Survivor, I am the creator of Lotta Styles Scarf Designs because during my time of chemotherapy I lost all my hair,like most do. I worked directly with the public everyday and I want everyone to see that I had lost all my hair and my Company didn’t allow any other head wear except there own so I couldn’t hide behind my favorite team or scarf and years ago wigs wasn’t as pretty as they are today so after trying this and that nothing worked out, One day I thought I need to wear my hair styled that I normally wear my hair in so I began drawing,gluing and twisting fabric. And little by little I was forming hair styles I thought I needed a head covering that provided comfort and look like hair. Now I didn’t master the technique at that time but the thought never left my mind and years later when my Daughter looked at me and said Mommy my Doctor said I have breast cancer, I’m going to need one of those scarves that you make, I knew I had to make it happen because she would feel like I did. And I did Lotta Styles Scarf Designs was created. We have Have Hair Styles on scarves giving you an actual hair designed of your choice. Just Tie it-Style it Wear it. The product is for anyone having trouble with the loss of hair men,women and children all can wear Lotta Styles Hair designs on scarves.

Ms. Adelis Roman

my full story posted today on www.jaxhispano.com
While I am not a breast cancer survivor, I did survive cervical cancer. I am excited to walk for myself.I walk for loved ones of my friends who are battling cancer and those who fought a good fight and are alive in their memories. I WALK FOR LIFE NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES. Please take a look at my full story at www.jaxhispano.com
Thank you
Love & peace with every step

Ms. Adelis Roman

my full story posted today on www.jaxhispano.com
While I am not a breast cancer survivor, I did survive cervical cancer. I am excited to walk for myself.I walk for loved ones of my friends who are battling cancer and those who fought a good fight and are alive in their memories. I WALK FOR LIFE NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES. Please take a look at my full story at www.jaxhispano.com
Thank you
Love & peace with every step

Ms. Adelis Roman

my full story posted today on www.jaxhispano.com
While I am not a breast cancer survivor, I did survive cervical cancer. I am excited to walk for myself.I walk for loved ones of my friends who are battling cancer and those who fought a good fight and are alive in their memories. I WALK FOR LIFE NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES. Please take a look at my full story at www.jaxhispano.com
Thank you
Love & peace with every step

Ms.

My full story posted today on www.jaxhispano.com
While I am not a breast cancer survivor, I did survive cervical cancer. I am excited to walk for myself. I walk for loved ones of my friends who are battling cancer or those did fought a good fight always alive in memory.

Passionate for the cause

So here we go again..! This will be my 3rd marathon with Donna and this experience is simply indescribable!

What an honor to be running with a group of people & survivors that are just as passionate as I am for ending breast cancer. On the sideline for the entire 26.2 miles the amazing folks of Jacksonville provide so much support, smiles, love and cheers. Talk about a true sense of comradery in the Jax Beaches community.. All that positive energy is just contagious!! It’s one of the most beautiful experiences of a lifetime.

My heart is all in on this run for the survivors, the incredible people that have lost their lives or loved ones to breast cancer… but most importantly I’m running for all the people that can’t because of this terrible disease. (.)(.) save the tatas!

Finish It

I run for all of my friends that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I know their stories and the contributions they have made during their lifetime and I want them ALL here a lot longer. I believe they are all survivors because of events like this that raise awareness and funds for research.
None of us know what tomorrow holds so why not do what we can today to make life a little brighter for those we love and admire! Let’s Finish It.

Running for Everyone that is Unable to

I am running for all my friends, family and complete strangers that are going through this and may encounter this in the future. I am running because they can’t. I am running to Finish Breast Cancer!!!

#Pink4Parks

My family & I will be running in the memory of my dear friend Jacqie Mize-Parks. She & I grew up together Cheering from middle school to high school & remained friends till this day. We initially signed up during her battle with Stage 4 triple negative breast cancer, however, as of yesterday Feb. 7th 2015 at 12:50pm, Jacqie lost her battle to this terrible disease. Jacqie leaves behind 3 children. Justin, Jackson & Jordan. A wonderful husband Jeremy Parks, Mother & father Lynn & Howard Mize, siblings Summer Shadd (Nate Shadd) & Kris Mize. Our heart is so very heavy & this loss is to much to take. We love you Jacqie & will continue the fight for YOU! PINK4PARKS!

mom

just found that my mom had breast cancer 2 wks ago so that is why I decided to do the 5 k

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