Catherine’s Story

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at 44 years old. Due to this family history, I am vigilant about keeping up with my breast health.

About 2 years ago, I started to experience lots of sensitivity with my breasts and armpits. I knew I needed a mammogram. At the time, I did not have health insurance. I posted on Facebook that I had a concern and needed assistance. By coincidence, the director of the local Komen affiliate was my Facebook friend as she had attended my stand-up comedy show. She responded to my post and I learned of a program to help underserved women which receives donated funds from the Florida Suncoast Komen Affiliate. I went to the Pasco County Health Department for a breast exam and received a referral for a mammogram. I had the test and learned that I was cancer free. I was beyond relieved and felt appreciative of my good health.

I am a supporter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because I truly appreciate the generosity received when I needed help. I want other women to know that there are several programs out there which can help them.

I am a supporter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because I truly appreciate the generosity received when I needed help. I want other women to know that there are several programs out there which can help them. Early detection is very important in surviving the disease. The program needs to continue to receive funds from the Komen foundation so that others can benefit too.  ~ Catherine

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