Each year about 266,000 women in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer, and each year about 41,000 women in the US die from breast cancer. Last year I had two friends become participants of each of these statistics. I lost my friend and neighbor Donna on 5/6/17 after nearly a ten year recurring battle with cancer. Just a few months before this our friend Lee Ann was diagnosed in early stage and I am happy to report she is a survivor today.
Last year Lee Ann asked my family to join her team in her first Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure event here in Denver. Most of you know the event but if you don’t you can learn more at https://komencolorado.org/. We joined Lee Ann in the family walk with kids and friends and it truly was an inspiring event with positivity and healing for survivors of the disease as well families who have lost loved ones. As you can imagine it was an emotional day celebrating Lee Ann’s recovery and honoring our friend Donna’s legacy.
This year Lee Ann has gathered a team again which I am scheduled to join with my family. One of the things I find so important about participating in this event is that 75% of the net income raised stays locally in our community. Given that this disease effects so many directly or indirectly I want to ask you members if there is interest to start a DSTA affiliated team? If you already have plans to participate the morning of Sunday September 30th , we could walk/run together, or meet up afterwards in the Quad. Details of the event can be found here: Event Day Schedule Please let me know if you have interest for either option.
And on a related point, if any of you are involved in similar types of opportunities I invite you to contact me directly to see if there is anyway the DSTA may be able to assist in your cause too.
Trader – Marsico Capital Management