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Kathleen Miyatake Taking Steps to Eliminate Breast Cancer

August 7th, 2012

Supporting someone you love while they face chemo­therapy and a mastectomy makes you feel helpless.  In an effort to do SOMETHING, employee Kathleen Miyatake started looking for a way to support her mom while she faced treatment and surgeries.

“I wanted to show her how proud I am of her and to honor her surviving breast can­cer,” Kathleen said. “I researched several organizations and went to an introductory meeting for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day and while the presentation was great, it was meeting the other walkers that convinced me.  I signed up on the spot without knowing another walker.”

The 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer.  Funds raised impact breast cancer re­search and community-based breast health and educa­tion programs.  This year’s Bay Area walk is in San Fran­cisco this upcoming September, and since joining the walk, Kathleen has formed the “K&K” team – walking with her friend Karen whose mother was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

Kathleen is training hard for the event – walking, jogging, playing tennis and hiking as much as 3 times a day (well, 3 times a day on the weekends anyway!).  She is hap­py—and surprised— to report that she is up to 13 miles and is keeping up with the virtual trainer that she uses to prepare her for the walk.

Most exciting to Kathleen is that her mother is flying out from Virginia to cheer her on and volunteer at the race.  She can’t wait to stand beside her during the opening and closing ceremonies (yes, she’s packing Kleenex!).

To donate to Kathleen’s walk, visit her donation site – she is required to raise a minimum of $2300 before the big day, and is not quite half way there!

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