I have participated in the Little Rock Race for the Cure since it began (well I started in year 2). I knew so many people that had been affected by this disease friends of our family, and considered it an honor to race for them.
Now I race for me. I was diagnosed at age 42 - and now I am a 5 year survivor! and considered a "normal" person who goes for annual mammograms.
I am a lucky one, mine was caught early by a mammogram and I only needed radiation. I am so thankful for the Race and the fact that the knowledge for early detection is stressed. I am living proof that it works!
I will continue to race for me, but will also always race for a cure, and for those that are fighting this disease...