The news spread like wild-fire among our group of friends. How could it be true that Ruthie was diagnosed with breast cancer? There must be a mistake. Ruthie is one of the most vibrant, healthy people that we know. And how could this happen, just a few weeks before her wedding? We all quickly had a reality check-breast cancer does not discriminate.
Young, old, rich, poor, tall, short, fat, skinny….breast cancer knows not a difference.
Ruthie has faced the diagnosis with bravest of outlooks and the determination to win – to beat this horrible monster. And she is winning. Though it goes without saying there have been some hard days along the way, her optimism and outlook on life is inspiring.
We joined together to support her in the Race for the Cure. This year over 5700 people gathered at Flour Field in Greenville to show our support for the efforts to reach a cure for breast cancer. Women are 100 times more likely to have breast cancer than men and the survival rate is fairly good depending on the type of breast cancer. Each year the work that is done to support the cancer research bring us closer and closer to a cure.
I feel blessed to have participated in such an impactful event. The spirit and energy at the event was awe-inspiring. Men and women, young and old, gathered together to make a phenomenal difference in the lives of generations to come.
To my friend Ruthie- You are beating this disease. You are a hero to me. Go Baby Ruth!