Posted October 05, 2022 in Events
On October 1, 2022, Dr. Spiegel’s Pink Sisters walked the Susan Komen Race for the Cure 5K. There were 27 team members, including survivors, supporters, and staff. We took time before the walk to honor those lost from breast cancer and to listen to the many stories from survivors, especially from our Pink Sisters.
Five important takeaways from their stories –
- 1. The journey is scary for everyone
- 2. It’s essential to learn how to face breast cancer
- 3. Don’t be afraid to do your research, ask questions, and challenge the treatment
- 4. Form your tribe and depend on them
- 5. Finally, always keep hope alive
Dr. Spiegel and her staff understand that breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and complicated. Breast cancer treatment and reconstruction choices are hard to make and can add to outcome uncertainty. For these reasons and many more, Dr. Spiegel created the Pink Sisters Support Group for her patients to have a strong support structure made up of former patients who have gone through the same process.
This year’s theme at the Susan G. Komen race was One Mission to End Breast Cancer. We believe that someday, breast cancer will be something from the past – in the meantime, we are proud to partner with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to continue the mission to eradicate breast cancer by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.
This event was more than just a race. But instead, it was a reminder that, as a community, we are here for each other with one goal to find a cure for breast cancer.
For more information on Susan G. Komen, click here.
Please click here for details on Dr. Spiegel’s Pink Sisters Support Group.