As one of the profiled breast cancer survivors, I’d like to thank the Summit Daily for running articles in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. There were four wonderful profiles featuring the lives of local women who have been through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Thanks, also, to the three other women for sharing the possibly very difficult times of their lives with our community. The stories spoke of the hope, courage and strength these women had to muster up while fighting this terrible disease. I hope the SDN readers found these articles to be inspirational and educational.
So many of us, unfortunately, know someone who has had to fight breast cancer. One particularly heart-wrenching story in the paper was that of Samaara Robbins. Without insurance to cover her huge treatment costs, she turned to Susan G. Komen for financial assistance. You can play a role in making a difference in our fight against this disease with your support of the Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer, a snowshoe event, held at the Frisco Nordic Center on March 1. This is the only winter event held between Denver and, at least, Glenwood Springs where all the fundraising dollars and proceeds go to breast cancer screening, community services and research. In the case of the Romp to Stomp, the benefactor is the Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For example, via Komen’s granting process the Summit Community Care Clinic receives money to provide our under-insured and uninsured residents free mammograms. Please consider attending the Romp to help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, the mission of Komen.
One personal note, to correct a statement in my profile, I have not retired from the Romp to Stomp! I am still the Romp chairperson for the 2014 event and am mentoring someone to take on that responsibility in 2015. So, register now for this wonderful event benefiting a very worthwhile cause.
Romp to Stomp chairperson