Diane Kerkhoff- Face of a Monthly Sustainer

Diane Kerkhoff- Face of a Monthly Sustainer

diane  new for websiteMy journey to becoming a year round Face for the Cure, started when I was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago.  At the time, I was a single working mother, and I didn’t know anyone who had breast cancer. I was terrified and overwhelmed but somehow I got through it.”

Click here to see Diane’s  survivor story.

In 1997, less than two years after my diagnosis, Susan G. Komen and the Race for the Cure came to the Triangle. My doctor had declared me cancer-free and I started volunteering with the Race.

Through my involvement with Komen, I found a network of incredible women who helped me see past my diagnosis. Since then, I’ve provided support to countless women who were in my situation.

The advances in research became even more important to me six weeks ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer again. Yes, I was devastated and shocked, but this time I am not scared. I can already see that my treatment is different than in 1995.

It’s more targeted and personalized, and that is a direct result of the work that Komen has funded. Although we’ve made great advances, we still have a long way to go. Please join me in making a donation to fund clinical research.

Diane Kerkhoff
Clayton, NC
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