MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK
Dear Editor, When I heard the words “breast cancer” from my wife’s doctor in 2005, my world felt like it was about to come crashing down.
Jamie and I pressed through years of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. I felt helpless as a husband. But last year I decided to do something positive. I became the volunteer chair for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, an inspirational two-mile walk in the Inland Empire to help raise awareness and funds to make strides and end breast cancer. Through my participation, I have met hundreds of other breast cancer survivors and their families and caregivers in all stages of their journey.
Through seven years, Jamie is still battling breast cancer today. I walk for her because I want to live in a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Already 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in America today will celebrate another birthday this year. Imagine what we could do together to fight for even more.
On Saturday, April 28, I plan to walk beside my wife Jamie, friends, family, colleagues and breast cancer patients and survivors at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at The Shoppes at Chino Hills. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Cancer does not go away in tough economic times, and the money raised will save lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back against breast cancer. I urge everyone in the Inland Empire to join our community as we make strides toward a future where breast cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. To get involved, or for more information, call Shannon Fowler at the American Cancer Society at (909) 203-2747, or visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/inlandempire.
Chris Bravata of Chino Hills
Volunteer Event Chair, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
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