The wonderful organization, Living Beyond Breast Cancer is running a campaign this week, called #stage4lifer, and they asked me if I would contribute a blog post on my advocacy role in living with metastatic breast cancer.
I am honored to have been a part of their 2015 Hear My Voice Outreach team, and I encourage anyone who has been affected by metastatic breast cancer to apply for this life changing opportunity.
After attending the training, I went home and thought about the best way that I could continue my advocacy role in a way that was unique to who I am. I wanted the outdoors to play a big part of it, as it is how I thrive, living with metastatic disease.
I partnered with a dear friends daughter, Marissa Garavito, a personal trainer and passionate for making a difference. Together, our first Make Moves to Climb for a Cure was born. We launched it last year on October 15, 2015.
We were able to gather about 54 people, who bravely made their way up Echo Mountain. We raised a little over $4000 for two organizations, METAvivor and Living Beyond Breast Cancer…..and we had a blast.
This year….we are doing it again. Same mountain. MORE hikers and expecting to double the amount of money raised. I can’t wait.
You can get all the details here...and register too.
As for me and my metastatic disease….I continue to remain stable, and I am grateful for that. I continue to thrive outdoors and live my very fun adventurous life.
Thank you to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for encouraging me to do what I do best, partnering with our Climb for a Cure, but mostly for being there and helping me make sense of what it means to live with metastatic disease.
With love and adventure,