The Face of Breast Cancer

My diagnosis date was May 21, 2012 and a day myself, family and friends will probablylnever forget.  My attached picture was taken just weeks before my diagnosis.  I did not feel sick and had no idea the train wreck that was heading my way.  I was not high risk so much so that my insurance would not cover a MRI after an abnormal mammogram.  Accoridng to statistics, I should not have had breast cancer, but I now laugh and say that someone should have told that to the cancer!!  I opted for a bilateral mastectomy, my choice and I think that made it easier.  I knew that choice was right for me, but that was just me.  I am now 6 years out and so very blessed which is why I am serving as the Ribbon Run co-chair again this year with my beloved friend and breast cancer survivor, Marijane Jerauld.  We are both survivors and fighters!!!!  I hope you will join us.  I cannot imagine walking this path alone.

2018 has been a year of many blessings and losses.  I lost my sweetheart of a dad, Riley Duke, in January.  I have lost a dear uncle and I lost a dear friend and mentor, Dottie.  This year I will be walking/running in memory of these three dear ones.  My dad was at most of the Ribbon Run's and my uncle walked it before he had knee replacement.  Dottie always donated to Team McAdams.  I need your love and support this year more than ever! Please join us by donating or joining!!!

Blessings,

Annette