The first Komen Houston Race for the Cure I attended was in 1998, just one year after my first breast cancer diagnosis. I was not prepared for the day…. Upon my arrival to the Race with my sister, we both were shocked to see all of the pink survivor shirts. It was truly amazing. When we crossed the finish line hand in hand, I heard my named called out on the loud speaker in celebration of my accomplishment of surviving and I was brought to tears. It was such a special day that I will never forget.
Molly’s Posse was formed in 2005 after I received my second breast cancer diagnosis. I was thrilled to have a team! The team includes family, friends, and multiple breast cancer survivors. Molly’s Posse has been a top ten fundraiser for the Komen Houston Race for the Cure since 2005. We have declared war on breast cancer since 2005 and will continue to do so until there is a cure!
Race day for me is always emotional. It’s easy to think back remembering 2005 walking in the Komen Race for the Cure… bald, weak and still in treatment. When I see those in treatment attending the race, I just want to walk up and hug them to let them know, I understand what they are going through.
The support Molly’s Posse continues to receive overwhelms me. Sometimes I cry when I see the generosity from friends and family. I know people want to fix things and I think participating in the Komen Race for the Cure empowers people. To be at the Race and see all of the survivors and co-survivors brings everyone together. We all have the same goal so to know that every dollar donated goes towards research, treatment, education, and the CURE makes this day spectacular! I hope to see you this year!