Once again we’ll be joining together to run/walk the Komen Race for the Cure 5K this Saturday, May 5. Bring your family, friends, kids, and everyone you know! We’d love to see everyone out that morning. And if you can’t make it, please consider donating to Coach Melanee’s fundraising page.
We’ll have just one class on Saturday morning, at 8 am.
For our newer members not familiar with Coach Melanee’s story, here it is in her own words:
“February 9th, 2017 is the day that changed my life. I found out that day that I have Stage 1 ER/PR/HER2 + Breast Cancer. My family and I quickly went into action mode, and through an amazing support system and friend network I quickly was introduced to my amazing treatment team at Duke. Throughout 2017, I completed 12 weeks of chemo, 1 year of Herceptin/Perjeta, and a double mastectomy/reconstruction at Duke. I started my hormone suppressors and for the next 5-10 years, I will see Duke monthly to keep me in menopause and my Estrogen suppressed :). Although this seems like a lot, I have had an amazing medical team and family and friends that have kept me sane and positive through it all. This is my 2nd year at the Komen race and I can’t believe a year ago I was in the middle of chemo – running a 5k!
It sounds crazy that a healthy 28-year old with no family history of breast cancer can get breast cancer, but that’s the obnoxious thing about cancer – it doesn’t discriminate. Luckily, I am strong and healthy and I have an amazing team of doctors and family/friends, but not everyone is that lucky. I want to raise money for Komen Race for the Cure so everyone has access to the best care possible. I want to end this disease, and what better way than to do it with something I love – working out! Even if you can’t run alongside me during the race, you can still make a difference with a donation. Thank you!”