"You have breast cancer."
I heard these words on December 22, 1998. Holding my 6 month old daughter and watching our three-year-old play dress-up, I thought "How am I going to cope with this news?"
Since my initial diagnosis in 1998, with the support of my husband, my daughters, my family, friends, neighbors, my school community and the community at large, I have done more than cope. I am dedicated to helping find a cure, raising awareness, raising funds, and offering support to those whose lives have been touched by this dreaded disease. Will you join me in helping others?
I hope you will join me and TEAM SUE HARMON on Sunday, October 20, 2013 for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Manhattanville College, Purchase NY. MSABC… is a non-competitive walk that takes place in cities across the country. My annual participation in the MSABC walk helps raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, patient services, education and advocacy. I hope that many of you will once again join me on the walk to show your support of this very important cause, which has affected too many we know and love. Hope to see you there!
Take a look at what Kathryn and Molly accomplished this spring for the American Cancer Society!
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10-15-2010: A student came to our classroom today all decked out in his THINK PINK outfit, dug into his pockets and pulled out a fist full of pennies, nickels and dimes and told me, “Mrs. Harmon, I want to help make a difference….this money is from my piggy bank and it’s for your Making Strides walk.” Yes, I cried.
As I am gearing up for my last treatment on Tuesday 11/24 and preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday, I think of all of the people for whom I am grateful. I also think about how blessed I am to be alive, especially after my recurrence last September. I am truly grateful to you, my family, friends, TEAM members and donors for your ongoing love and support through my year long treatment protocol and for supporting my efforts with the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. I am relieved that my treatment is coming to an end and am looking forward with HOPE in my heart.
I am honored and proud to report back to you that I am, once again, the #2 fundraiser in the NATION for Making Strides. This year with the help of TEAM SUE HARMON, we raised over $88,000 bringing my eleven year fundraising total to over $542,000…and still counting! There is no way I could have raised this amount of money without your incredible generosity, support, love and well wishes. I know we all have charities we choose to support each year, and I am incredibly thankful that you continue to support my efforts with Making Strides! Even in tough economic times, cancer does not rest – as I have learned first hand! Together, we are indeed Making Strides in supporting research, funding patient services, spreading awareness and education about the disease as well as supporting advocacy. Our donations are making a difference in people’s lives.
This Thanksgiving, please know that I am thinking of you and yours, and how grateful I am for your unending support. I think of all of the people we have directly helped over the last eleven years, myself included. I also think of all those we know and love who have and continue to face hardship and illness and those who we have lost to this dreaded disease.
The Harmon family wishes you and yours a Thanksgiving full of love, good health, happiness and hope.
I am Thankful for you!
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Dear Family and Friends,
RELAY FOR LIFE, FOLLOW UP
Thanks to all who supported Hackley’s Relay for Life this past Saturday! It was a great inaugural event, raising awareness and nearly $26,000 for the American Cancer Society! I was honored to participate in the event and was amazed by how many Hackley students shared their stories with me about how cancer has affected their lives. (more…)
Please support me at the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at Hackley School. Please follow this link for more information and to make a donation:
Hello family and friends,
It’s been about a month since my last update to you. My mantra for the upcoming weeks and months is HUMOR. Once you read the following, you will better understand my reasoning for this mantra. (more…)
Dear family and friends….
It is hard for me to believe that tomorrow is round #9 of 9 in Phase One of my post-surgical treatment protocol. Round #8 was a tough round for me with many side effects but I am ready for the last round in this Phase. I simply could not have gone through this without the love, support, prayers and well wishes from you. (more…)