This year, my family and I are going to walk at the Y-Me Race at Your Pace event in Chicago.
My aunt was diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer last February. Just 15-30% of those diagnosed with breast cancer test positive for HER2. HER2 cancer contains a protein that causes the cancer cells to grow more quickly than other cancer cells/tumors. It's also hard to get rid of - high chance for recurrence. Throughout all of her treatments, she didn't skip a beat and is still the strong tough chick we all know.
As she's the one that takes care of everyone - EVERYONE - it hasn't been easy to show her how much we support her and how proud we are that's she's come through the past year with flying colors. This small step (get it? Huh? Step... It's a walk...Get it?) is an act of appreciation for who she is and all she does.
Please consider contributing to my team - Mickey's Chickies - if you are able, or if you are in the Chicago area and have always thought about walking for Y-Me, please join our team and kick off Mother's Day with a great event!!