I Race for My Aunt and For Myself - Kathy Hooks/Mayflower
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. I have been cancer free for 6 years as of July 29th. I did the 1st race in 2001 and have raced every year and up until Jan. 05 it was in celebration of life, then I lost my beloved Aunt to Breast cancer, now I race in her memory. I truly feel every thing we do brings us a little closer to a cure, saving countless others the pain and devastation this dreaded cancer causes. I have a team from work and every year someone new goes with us, only to come back telling everyone else how incredible it is!! The feeling you have as you watch the sea of women cross the bridges in Little Rock is indescribable. There is never a dry eye during the survivor parade and the camaraderie you experience goes straight to your heart. I thank God everyday that I am well and able to spread the word about this wonderful organization and how important they are in all the progress that has been made in the search for a cure. Komen Foundation, THANK YOU!