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Making Strides 2018
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, with more than 1 million passionate participants supporting the noncompetitive three-five mile walks each year.
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October is always an interesting month for me. A few years ago Sarah Farley approached JustMyMemphis asking if we would team up with the American Cancer Society as a media partner for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Her request was by far the biggest media sponsorship that JustMyMemphis had done at the time. I said yes without hesitation. There was no way that Sarah could have known why it was so easy to get me to agree to this. It turns out there were a number of reasons for me to do this and it all started with a phone call at the end of a very long surgery for my mother. I still remember that moment like it was yesterday. The phone in mom’s room at Methodist University Hospital rang. I was expecting the surgeon’s call so I answered. As I said hello, suddenly screams rang out up and down the hospital floor. There was yelling everywhere.
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My sister and I talked to the doctor for a moment. The doctor told us, “Your Mom should not be alive”. It’s like she is waiting on something. In my mind the next few seconds felt as if time itself had been frozen solid. I knew why mom was still alive and I knew what was about to happen. Mom had told me years before that she wanted all of us around her when she died. When she sat up with me walking in the room. At that moment, the wish she had for her death had come true. We were all there. My niece, Courtney came running out of the room calling for her mom, my sister. She said we had to come now! I knew what this moment was, my mother had gotten her wish.
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