Lisa first started walking in the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® as a form of exercise that has now turned into a several year commitment to walk, raise funds and volunteer with Susan G. Komen® Houston as a way to honor and remember those affected by breast cancer.
This year, Lisa ranked #98 on the 2015 Pink Honor Roll for her phenomenal fundraising efforts in raising $1,350 to support Komen Houston’s mission – to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
“I support the fight against breast cancer as a way to honor my mother-in-law, Mary Lou Coltharp, who lost her battle 1 year ago. I also support the fight in the hopes that my children will never have to worry about breast cancer!” shares Linda.
Each year, Lisa and her kids either participate or volunteer in honor of their grandmother, Mary Lou. But even before Mary Lou was diagnosed, they participated. “My kids started in the Kids K when they were little and just this year, my now 17 year old daughter ran in honor of her grandmother who lost her battle one year ago in October.” says Lisa. They have participated long before they knew anyone affected by breast cancer, back when the Race was around the Galleria.
Since the recent loss of my mother in law, Komen Houston’s work in the community is even more important to Lisa and her family. She describes the Race is a place they can go to feel connected to Mary Lou and to others that know the challenge of breast cancer for the patient and for the family. They will continue to support Komen Houston with their time and commitment to fundraise until a cure is found.