Komen Atlanta recently changed the name from Race for a Cure to More Than Pink Walk. This was my experience in 2013.
This past weekend I got to visit the Komen Atlanta Race for a Cure that took place in Atlantic Station. I hung out at the Quilted Northern booth where racers were able to sign a banner to show their support for Trudy Davies Davis, a Breast Cancer survivor and Advocate. Trudy is the Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Champion for 2013. We presented Trudy with her banner on stage at the survivor's presentation. It was quite powerful to see all the amazing survivors.
Trudy was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in February 2008. She underwent mastectomy, several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Trudy found herself without Health insurance but was able to continue her regular scheduled mammograms thanks to the Komen Atlanta grant. She will celebrate five years of being cancer free.
My Grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and since finding out about it was hard to think that my family could be affected by Breast Cancer. Since finding out about it, my Mother has taken the BRCA Analysis test to see if we inherited the gene that puts us at a higher risk for breast cancer. Thank goodness it was negative. After reading about Angelina Jolie's elective double mastectomy I called to double check the results with my Mother. If she hadn't taken the test I would have.
It was great being at the race though. People were spinning the wheel winning toilet paper, napkins and coupons. A few won a year supply of Quilted Northern as well! All of the money raised during the Komen Atlanta events stays in Atlanta to help treat those that need the assistance.