Published: June 7, 2011
Updated: June 13, 2011
Duke Medicine is proud to be the local presenting sponsor for the 2011 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure.
The event raises funds and awareness to support breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment programs for breast cancer patients in NC. Funds raised at last year’s event directly impacted some 40,000 North Carolinians.
Each story of breast cancer is unique, and the ways that people’s lives are affected and changed because of the disease differ dramatically from patient to patient. But breast cancer does not solely affect the patient.
Family members, friends, and caregivers of breast cancer patients often feel its repercussions as well.
One of DukeHealth.org’s writers, Ashley Hardin, has blogged about her family’s journey with breast cancer and what inspires her to run the race this year. Follow along as Ashley blogs about the day’s events.
Sharon Tobias, RN, MSN, nurse manager on the oncology floor at Durham Regional Hospital, has shared why she participates annually. Learn what inspired her to take on the role as a team captain this year.
Please post a comment on our blog to share your own stories of how breast cancer has affected your life and why you are participating in the Race for the Cure.
If you haven’t registered to participate, it’s not too late. Sign-up today to run, walk, volunteer, or support Duke Medicine.