You could be one mammogram away from your own cure.
What Carl Starrett found out in his wife’s and daughter’s mammograms is that cures and life-saving treatments can’t start unless you want them to start. It took Mr. Starrett’s daughter Tricia (42) to get her and her mom Loralee (64) to both have their mammograms done. For Tricia, it was a routine visit. For Loralee… well, she’s one who has been through the breast cancer wars―many years ago: the diagnosis, a lumpectomy, radiation. So going four years without a mammogram probably helped her put the disease behind her. Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to look at it), the mammograms did their job, detecting malignant cells in both women’s breasts. The road ahead for them is the biggest challenge of their lives―double mastectomies and chemotherapy. But their faith, family, and community are giving them and Mr. Starrett the determination to fight back. That’s how cures happen.
All of us can be activists for a cure like the Starretts. Individually with our own families and as a community force when you are a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® participant. It’s your participation that makes mammograms, treatments, and life-saving care available for all of the women in San Diego who face what the Starretts are facing, but cannot afford to go it alone. No one should.
Join us at the Race for the Cure on Sunday, November 3rd to help San Diegans who don’t have health insurance get the mammograms and other breast health services they need. Register today!