My mom and I have been doing the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization’s Walk to Empower for the past couple of years. The first two were at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia. This year the walk, which takes place on Mother’s Day (May 11th, 2008), is moving to the National Mall. It’s 3 miles and non-competitive, which is about all my mom and I can handle.
This walk means a lot to me, because my mom had breast cancer when I was 4. It’s coming up on 30 years since she beat the disease. I can’t even begin to imagine what my life would have been like if she hadn’t.