Cancer is an issue that is close to my heart. A few years ago my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through a series of rigorous cancer treatments for over a year and continues to receive treatment to keep her in remission. She has been incredibly positive and strong throughout. Much stronger than I could ever be. My husband and sister-in-law are positive for the BRCA-1 cancer gene mutation and receive yearly screenings. It is not unlikely that my daughters could have the gene as well. My father passed this rock outFebruary due to health complications after removing cancer from his esophogus and stomach. Back in 2015, I underwent surgery and radiation treatment for thyroid cancer. My doctor says that the five-year mark is an important milestone for me.
For me, I am so grateful for the medical advancements that have brought most of my family back to health. I am incredibly sad that no level of treatment can cure all who suffer - yet. I worry for my loved ones who may need treatment in the future.
It is incredibly important to me to support both cancer research and cancer community support programs. Most years, there are large walks throughout the country to help raise awareness and money. We must find another way to show support, and that is why I will host a POUND workout rockout class every Tuesday in October and ask that participants donate the suggested donation of $5 to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Foundation.
Pound is a really fun way to exercise and is truly for "everybody and every body." Beginners to workout junkies will all find fun and challenge. Please reach out to me if you want to participate via zoom, or if you simply want to donate. Don't forget to wear some pink if you join us!