“Henceforth I whimper no more,
postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.”
- Walt Whitman
*Photo: my own, crossing the finish line - The 3-Day Walk, ATL, October 2008
In 2008, I had the immense pleasure of completing the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure in Atlanta, in the company of Edelman colleagues from around the country. I walked 60 miles and raised $2,627.25 for the fight against breast cancer, one I’ve strongly supported since 2001, upon my aunt’s diagnosis. She passed away in late 2002, primarily due to late detection.
The importance of screenings and research had never hit me harder. Today, just a week after losing my great-aunt to cancer (which began with a tumor in her breasts), I continue to stress that importance. A cure is out there. It is up to us to help find it. As we begin the second week of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let us rally around the cause. Let us honor those who have lost their battle and celebrate the lives of those who have survived it.