My name is Hannah, I am 29 years old and just a few months ago I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer.  Stage IV, also called metastatic breast cancer, is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). Although metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured, this does not mean it cannot be treated. I also my daughterprefer to say that I have Stage 4 “lite” as it is still somewhat localized and under control. The doctors are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at me to stop it – and I have faith that with the advancements researchers are making, I will be in remission in no time.

That’s why I’m writing you today, to ask for your support of Komen and the research they are doing to help save lives like mine.  Nearly half of Susan G. Komen’s new funding for 2015 is invested in metastatic research bringing metastatic research to $147 million in 377 grants since the founding of the organization; the most of any organization outside of the U.S. government. Also, Komen San Diego helps women like myself who need extra support like financial resources, support services and more while going through treatment.

‘Tis the season for holiday giving and making a year-end charitable donation for a tax deduction. Would you make a donation today?  Donate here

Thank you very much in advance and Happy Holidays!

Hannah Martine