This past Sunday, my family and I had the privilege to participate in the Making Strides walk to honor those who have battled breast cancer. It was such an amazing morning, filled with hope, love, encouragement, and passion! The air was brisk and the path was damp as we walked along the Charles River, but my heart was warmed to see the amount of people that turned up to show their support. Energy and positivity spread like wildfire throughout, and the Making Strides mantra certainly rang true ... "Never walk alone, walk with us."
"Team Markwood" walked for my cousin and two of my great aunts who battled breast cancer. It was heartbreaking to watch the toll it took, not only on them, but on their families. I was so appreciative to be able to honor all three of these amazing women, one of whom is no longer with us. Being a mom, it's important that I set a positive example for my daughter of what it means to serve and honor others with our actions. By supporting causes such as Making Strides, we are setting a foundation and teaching future generations about what it means to get involved and strengthen their communities. I highly encourage you to get involved! If you would like to find a walk in your area, search here.
More about the cause ...
The American Cancer Society is the leader in helping to aid the fight against this horrific disease. They continue to push the envelope when it comes to research efforts and remain accessible in all communities to provide support to those affected by breast cancer. One in eight women are diagnosed with this disease, and is the second leading cause of death after lung cancer. Because of the efforts made by the American Cancer Society AND the generosity of donors - 500 lives that would have been lost to cancer are saved DAILY. The importance of screening and early detection is crucial.
You can get involved and create your own team here!
*This post was sponsored by American Cancer Society. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American Cancer Society.