Making strides.

On Saturday, September 26, I was honored to walk in this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

My reason for walking in the Making Strides event is personal – just like every other walker’s story. We all walk because we’ve been affected by breast cancer in some way, and because the Making Strides event gives us the power to make a difference and fight back. This was our opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, remember people we have lost and help raise funds for groundbreaking research as well as information and services for people fighting breast cancer.

I really appreciate the donations we received, as well as those received by my fellow Making Strides walkers, in support of our efforts for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The contributions will help the American Cancer Society save more lives from breast cancer by investing in groundbreaking breast cancer research, providing free comprehensive information and support for those touched by the disease, and helping people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.

I’m so very grateful to have all of you in my life; friends and family who care about me and help support such an important cause.

In this issue, we are also featuring a very special fundraising event that was held for the American Cancer Society on August 1. It was very successful, not only in raising donations, but in bringing our entire Conejo Valley community together in this effort. Led by community leaders Rosemary Allison, Kris Carraway-Bowman and Sandy Berg, it was a great example of our community Giving Back.

Thanks again for your support and helping to finish the fight!