Category: women’s running

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink: Johanna’s Story

My cancer was diagnosed in November of 2015. I turned 40 that October and had my first mammogram. They called me back and, after another mammogram, a sonogram, and a biopsy, discovered the cancer.

I had too many first thoughts and none at all. Within a week, I was in multiple doctor appointments, had another biopsy, and even more appointments. I was scared but trying to keep a positive attitude for the kids and family. I was worried about the kids and feeling very alone. No one in my close circles wanted to hear about my fears; they all just wanted to tell me everything was fine and to not be so negative.

So many mother runners are already aware of breast cancer, including our own Katie, that it seems almost like overkill to devote October to becoming even more aware. Yet breast cancer remains the second leading …
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