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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

My Reason-Family

Fifteen years ago my sister was diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma at 30. We all thought it was a fluke. Fast forward thirteen years, my dad was diagnosed with breast cancer as well. I know what you are thinking, WHAT??? I was too. His oncologist recommended genetic testing be completed on myself and my three sisters. It turned out that three out of the four daughters ( myself included) have the BRCA 2 gene. Last year, I underwent a double mastectomy to help to prevent my contraction of breast cancer. The reason I am running is to honor my father and sister who have bravely fought and are currently in remission. Additionally, I am running to help fund the scientist to find a cure for this disease. I have two daughters myself, and hope that they never have to deal with this dreaded disease.

I run for my friends I have lost and those that I have not

I have lost many friends to breast cancer and this is how I can honor them. I have many friends that have beat this disease and this is how I can applaud them. I am hoping the money I have contributed plays a small part at Mayo and their research. I am jumping for joy about the possibility of a vaccine.

I run for those who can’t

I run for those who ate suffering from this cruel disease and can’t run.

I’m four years NED (no evidence of disease).

Hopefully a cute is found soon. Thanks Donna for organizing these events.

Three TIme Survivor Living Life!

This will be my 7th half marathon with Donna and I volunteered the inaugural year.Since the inaugural year I have been diagnosed with breast cancer for the 2nd and 3rd times. I am a slow participant, doing a walk/run with my beautiful daughter Rachel at my side. I love this race, what it represents, and the community support. I will come back every year until it is physically impossible to do so. No other races can say they give 100% to Breast Cancer. I am proud of myself every year and all the others, especially those who struggle to get across that finish line!! We are living with cancer and loving life!

TEAM DOVE…for the BIG GUNNS!!

I am running for 3 of the loves of my life battling cancer: My Beautiful Mother 78 yrs (Lung Cancer Stage 3 foregoing treatment for quality of life); Baby Sis (Breast Cancer Her2Neu+ on Part 2 of long treatment) and Elder Sis (Breast Cancer TripleNegative just finished treatment) – all SURVIRORS in My Book of Life!! I LOVE YOU FAMILY!! Love, Me :)*

Running for my Mom!

My mom passed away when I was 14 years old of Breast cancer. She was 46. My mom got sick when I was 12 and as you know you really never get to know your parents the first 12 years of your life. My dad was wounded on Iwo Jima in the Marines and I ran the Marine Corp Marathon in honor of him. So I will be running 26.2 for Donna in honor of my mom Betty Etter. I know she suffered in pain during last months on earth. I remember when she died my dad and brother and sister were in the hospital with her but they wouldn’t let me go see her because they thought I was to young. I will never forget that feeling. I used to weigh 250lbs and now about 167. I knew it was time to make a lifestyle change for my health. I can’t wait to run this race in honor of my mom and everybody else that has dealt with this terrible cancer!

Ollie

Getting my New York on last week.
Fashions by 26.2 with Donna

You have to come to Florida and run the beaches!! Feb is no time to be in the northeast. Hope to see you again soon.

Ollie

Getting my New York on last week.
Fashions by 26.2 with Donna

You have to come to Florida and run the beaches!! Feb is no time to be in the northeast. Hope to see you again soon.

Running For Mimi

After a great deliberation and knowing fully that I am challenging myself physically, I just signed up to run the half marathon today.

I’m running for Mimi, my sister Connie who is heavy into her battle with breast cancer and now fighting cancer on a new front, her brain.

I know that it will be a challenge for me and my now old, achy cheerleader knees but I also know that the pain I will deal with will not compare to my sister’s battle.

As a woman, breast cancer has always been within my awareness and concern and meant “something” but now that it has affected my family, my dear sister, beating breast cancer means EVERYTHING!!

So, time to get training. Time to get running. Let’s do this. Let’s beat cancer and give my sister Connie (AKA as Mimi to her grandchildren) and all the others with breast cancer a fighting chance.

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