Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Snowshoe 5K: Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer

As many of you already know from my post Love your Breasts... do Self Breast Exams back in October 2011, I found a lump in my breast in year ago this very week while doing a self breast exam, only three months after having a routine, clear mammogram. After several nerve wracking weeks involving consultations with my physician, a breast care specialist and finally a lumpectomy, I was diagnosed with a rare, benign breast disease known as Pseudoanginomous Stromal Hyperplasia of the breast or PASH. You can imagine my relief hearing a diagnosis of a benign breast disease and not a cancerous one! Unfortunately, that's not the case for many women. Did you know that ONE in EIGHT women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? That's startling!

To help combat this overwhelming statistic, I've decided to strap on a pair of snowshoes and participate in the annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series®. I'll be participating in a 5K Snowshoe Walk on January 21, 2012 to raise funds for the local Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® which supports local community-based breast health programs focusing on underserved and uninsured women. 75% of the net funds support local communities (NJ-NY Metro area) and 25% net funds goes to support national research to help find a cure.

If you feel so inclined to make a donation to support this cause, you can donate online at my Stomp to Romp page. I understand the financial challenges facing many individuals and families these days, so please do not feel pressured to do so. However, anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. :)


  1. 1 in 8!? ...I did not know that...a bit too shocked now

  2. It's a very shocking statistic. I don't know if this is a worldwide statistic or just for the US.. but either way it's overwhelming.

  3. I had no idea the statistics were so scary. I am thankful your own scare was benign.

  4. I am so glad you are OK. My mother was one of the eight, and she lost her fight with this disease. I think what you're doing is amazing and so have donated what I could.

    All the best!


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