Harris was 40 years old when she went in for a routine mammogram, and the radiologist noticed something suspicious. An ultrasound and biopsy led to her cancer diagnosis. Harris says she feels very blessed because her breast cancer was caught early and had not spread.
After interviewing several doctors and doing a lot of research Harris decided to have a lumpectomy, followed by radiation and hormone therapy.
Immediately after her diagnosis, Harris sought out resources and found Susan G. Komen for the Cure. When her friends began to ask what they could do to help her, she suggested they join her in the Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer at the Frisco Nordic Center.
Just 10 days after her surgery, Harris, her family and friends put on their snowshoes and joined the Romp to Stomp. Harris says the experience was uplifting and empowering, and it was there she realized she had dozens of instant new friends, all breast cancer survivors.
This year, Harris has an even bigger team and so far they have raised more than $8,000 to help Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the efforts to detect, treat and find a cure for breast cancer.
The 2010 Romp to Stomp is March 6, at the Frisco Nordic Center, in Frisco.
The Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series features: a 3k or 5k Snowshoe Walk, a 3k Snowshoe Race and a FREE Pancake Breakfast. To register and learn more; www.tubbsromptostomp.com.
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