Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Avon Walk for Breat Cancer LogoTwo members of the Wildcat family, Kristen and Pam, are walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and would like to ask for Londonderry support.

According to Pam McEachern ” Kristen Nee is 34 years old and a breast cancer survivor. She has battled breast cancer not once but twice!  Can you imagine? I can’t. So, when she told me she was walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer I knew I wanted to walk beside her; to support her; and to support the cause that she is so passionate about. She is pretty amazing.”

Here is her story as only Kristen can tell it…

I am a breast cancer survivor and that is said with pride and sorrow. Pride because I am alive, my children have their mother, my husband has his wife, my parents still have their daughter and yet it’s mingled with sorrow because every day for the rest of my life I am going to wonder when it will be back. That has already happened to me once and I don’t want it to happen again. Breast cancer is not something I wanted or even thought I would get, that happens to other people, people I don’t know or will never know. I have decided to do this amazing walk to help raise money for a cure.

I remember the first time I was diagnosed, the first chemo treatment, the first clumps of my hair falling out (that’s when I shaved my head and thought that I was the ugliest person alive) to going in for my mastectomy sobbing on my way there because I thought that I was not going to live to see my children grow up. Oh and let’s not forget the shots I have to give myself to keep my white blood cells up. But I survived and I will keep on surviving because I will not let it beat me. Yes, I have cried on many shoulders because of my hair falling out, having yet another surgery, fearful when an obscure rash or mystery lump appears. For these reasons we need to find a cure… we need to fight back.

So fight we will!!!!

Pam McEachern  continued, “Kristen & I have committed to participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It’s a big commitment, one that will require us to spend the next several months training and fundraising. Breast cancer is a big disease, one that has affected Kristen twice and one that still affects far too many people, and we are determined to do everything we can to help put an end to it. We will be just two, of thousands of people that will walk up to a marathon and a half over a weekend, raising awareness of the cause and educating even more people.

We can’t do it without your help. We are required to raise at least $1,800 each in donations, but we are hoping to raise much more!

We hope that we can count on your support. We know times are tough for a lot of people so whatever you can donate will be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!!

TO DONATE to Pam Click HERE

To Donate to Kristen Click HERE

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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Chris Cole

    This cancer has most likely touched each and every one of us. Personally for me it has touched each a grandmother and taken the life of an aunt prior to her 40th year on this earth. As result, I incorporated significant support of the Susan B. Koman campaign into a former companies annual user conference raising thousands of dollars to execute our part in keeping our wives, mothers, and daughters on this earth to do what they do best.

    I cannot express to you my emotions and thoughts as a Wildcat having presented Kristen with the Iron Man award in 2008 having won her second battle against this wretched disease. Can you imagine that? She has gone on to teach and coach and done it well not only my daughter, but so many other young ladies in Londonderry even through this battle. I am so proud of her and for Pam stepping up to take her place alongside in support of Kristen and would ask anyone that has a difficult time contributing, please join in formation a team of solidarity in helping Team Nee walk and support this Avon Foundation event to eradicate that which take away from us all.

    Bless you both as you have blessed each of us.

    Kind Regards,

    Chris Cole

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