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Recap: Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure® for Breast Cancer Awareness

Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure

With October marking Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s also a time of reflection for me as I remember my older sister, who lost her battle with breast cancer nearly 10 years ago. It always reminds me that breast cancer knows no boundaries. To think, that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime is a shocking statistic.

 

Many of the patients who are currently living with breast cancer have stated that having a meaningful relationship with family and friends is even more important now. Komen Race for the Cure® events provide the large community of support that breast cancer patients and survivors need to feel a sense of strength and encouragement; and to know that they are not alone in their health journey.

 

Recently I participated in the 2018 Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure® in partnership with Valpak. The event was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at River Spirit Casino Resort. raise money to further Susan G. Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever!

 

 

Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure

 

The event got off to a great start bright and early on the crisp, fall Saturday morning. It was the perfect weather for walking and racing! Not only was there lots of fun activities for attendees of all ages, there were a host of booths that provided information and resources to help race attendees better understand the unique emotional, social and physical challenges people living with breast cancer face every day.

Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure

 

Witnessing the level of compassion and positivity flowing from team members, family, friends, coworkers, and even complete strangers was nothing short of amazing! The feeling of love, care, and emotional support was evident from the start of the day’s events through the last person crossing the races’ finish line.

 

 

Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure

 

 

I feel blessed to have been able to show my support for this community not only in memory of my sister, but to talk with breast cancer patients and survivors about their health experiences, and to inspire them to stay strong!

Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure

To see more from my day at the 2018 Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure® , check out my story on Instagram.

 

This post is sponsored by Valpak

Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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