In 1998 I was diagnosed with DCIS, a type of breast cancer. I was lucky, I knew breast cancer ran in my family and I had good insurance. When I felt a lump I was able to get in right away, get the biopsies and get the cancer out while it was still small and contained.
I still live in fear that the breast cancer will come back. I am again fortunate that I am able to have mammograms every 6 months and biopsies whenever the doctors are concerned without worrying about cost. But each and every time I receive that “your results showed an abnormality, please call to arrange a time for further testing.” I worry. So far I have been lucky.
Many people don’t have that kind of luck. This is where the funds from this ride become important. Breast Cancer is expensive, not just the emotional toll, but also financially. The funds you help me raise for this ride will help not only the less financially able get screenings, biopsies, and surgeries, but will also help survivors of all financial levels get emotional support through various types of support groups.
Help me make sure that everyone in our community can get the care and support they need to be survivors. Everything we raise will stay right here in Central Texas to help people with things like paying for the cost of treatment, counselling for kids of parents who are diagnosed, volunteers to help around the house during treatment, support groups, exercise and nutrition classes for survivors, and so much more.
Please donate whatever you can and if you can’t make a donation, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter or end an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page.
Thanks so much for your generosity!
By Rachel Herold
The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to help families in our local community facing breast cancer. Our amazing community of cyclists, volunteers, sponsors, and beneficiary organizations come together each year to participate in one of the best supported and most fun bike rides in Texas. Together, we have raised more than 2.3 million dollars to help save and improve the lives of those facing breast cancer. Join Rachel and hundreds of other riders on September 26, 2015 and make a difference for those facing breast cancer.