Monthly Archives: October 2011

What an Honor!

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Honor Flags at the DFW 3-Day in 2010

I’m so very excited! I have been asked to be an Honor Flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremony at the 3-Day in Dallas! Honor Flags acknowledge those loved ones that we as a group are walking for – our mothers, daughters, sisters. I’ll be carrying the “My Partner” flag onstage. I cannot wait!

At the beginning of this journey, I didn’t think I had any direct connection with this disease. My boyfriend, Mark, had lost his aunt to breast cancer and his mother to skin cancer. I had sorority sisters and Junior League members who were battling breast cancer. Then, in May, my 32-year old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after Mother’s Day, and 5 days before her son’s 9th birthday.

The past few months have been extremely emotional for my family, but my sister has kept her spirits high.  We firmly believe that having a positive attitude plays a major role in your recovery.  So, you can only imagine how much this means to me.  60 miles?  I can do that!

Just 9 days until the event!  Cannot wait!