October 16, 2010 will mark my second year in my efforts to fundraise and support the Miami Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
I am dedicating my efforts to my mom, Ana Maria, who is a breast cancer survivor. With no history of breast cancer in my family, we were in shock as she was diagnosed at a younger age than most women are. My mother, a strong-willed woman, never let us see her cry or suffer as she struggled through surgeries and numerous treatments. Her strength and courage is what made our family see it through.
The team I am running with has come together in memory of Betty Wood. Betty lost her battle with breast cancer 11 years ago. Betty is Danny Wood's mother, a member of NKOTB and a dedicated Susan G. Komen supporter who has been fighting breast cancer for several years. Let Betty's passing and that of many others, not be in vain.
Our goal is to fight against breast cancer, to remember the lives loved and lost, and to honor those survivors that continue to give us hope. They remind us as always to "Hang Tough!"
I hope you can help me reach my fundraising goal. You can donate online securely by clicking my Komen page: http://miamiftl.info-komen.org/goto/andieremembersbetty