2013 Dallas Race for the Cure®
I was diagnosed the summer of 2009 with stage 2 breast cancer. Since then I have passed a breast cancer bill in Texas called Henda’s Law (http://HendasLaw.com) and have become an ultra extreme endurance athlete.
I’m registered to run Grand to Grand in late September 2013: 6 stages, 7 days • Self-supported foot race • 169 miles (273km).
However its uniqueness does not stop there. It is the first stage race to start from the awe inspiring north rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and finish on the summit of the Grand Staircase, one of the world’s most iconic geological formations. The course takes you through a desert landscape of sand dunes, red rock canyons, buttes, mesas and hoodoos. You navigate compelling slot canyons and cross a tributary of the Virgin River. You experience the remotest part of continental America in the way of the earliest settlers, Navajo and Paiute Indian tribes. This is where Montezuma’s gold is still reputed to be buried.
I’m also registered for the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure because I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts thru my racing of these events.
You can donate online with your credit card by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.
The Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has been hard at work here in the Dallas County area raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education, medical services, transportation and at times financial assistance. In fact, 75% of the net funds we raise each year is put to work right here in Dallas County to improve the lives of everyone affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go toward national research to find the cures for breast cancer once and for all.
Together, we are fueling the best science, boldest community and biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. And we will not stop until this disease is gone forever. That’s our promise.
Will you please join me in this fight by making a donation today?
I don’t race to won, instead I race because I can! I will be using the race to raise money for Komen Dallas County and awareness about dense breast tissue.
Dallas County Affiliate Story
Officially founded and incorporated in 1992, the Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® has invested a total of more than $19 million in breast health programs and services for medically-underserved Dallas County residents. The original Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® was held here in 1982 and has become Susan G. Komen® Dallas County’s largest annual fundraiser. Komen Dallas County will proudly celebrate the 30th Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® on Oct. 20, 2012.
Komen Dallas County:
- Is the local source for funding breast cancer detection and support projects
- Serves nearly 2.4 million residents living in 30 cities in Dallas County
- Funds vital screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and treatment through annual Community Grants
- Empowers Dallas County residents with information about the importance of early detection and being active in their breast health
Komen Dallas County conducts a needs assessment, which results in the Community Profile, to guide our priorities and work more effectively within the community. The Community Profile includes an overview of demographic and breast cancer statistics that highlight target areas, groups or issues. Komen Dallas County then uses the Community Profile Report to make informed decisions on how the Affiliate can use its resources to make the greatest impact on breast cancer in the area through the awarding of local grants for education, screening and treatment programs. Funding for local grants is then aligned with the most significant needs in the community.
Every two years, the Community Profile Report is revised to reflect changes in the community, allowing the Affiliate to identify any gaps in the health system and to work toward filling them. Analysis of Dallas County in the Community Profile Report includes the voices of those living in target areas. The completed Community Profile Report is an assessment of the state of breast health in Dallas County and a plan of action in order to improve it.
Community Profile (Full report)
Community Profile Executive Summary (Eight-page summary)
Community Profile Snapshot (Visual summary of key findings)
I ran in the ING NYC Marathon on November 6th, 2011 to raise money to help send kids with cancer to summer camp. A small donation to “Team Hole In The Wall” from a lot of people made it happen!
Much Regards, Henda Salmeron
As a member of Team Hole in the Wall, I used my participation ING NYC Marathon on November 6th, 2011, as a way to raise funds for and bring awareness to Hole in the Wall Camps. Thank you for helping me reach (and exceeded!) my goal. With your generosity, we can all share in the joy of knowing that we are helping to create memories that will last a lifetime for a child with a serious illness.
About Hole in the Wall Camps
Hole in the Wall Camps are designed to create positive recreational experiences where children with serious illnesses are understood and accepted. Our camps are fully inclusive with accessible tree houses, adaptive equestrian programs, high and low ropes courses and all the traditional “camp” activities like swimming, boating, arts and crafts and campfires. Children soar at camp because we give them the chance to do things they never imagined possible due to the complexity of their medical needs. At camp children build independence, gain self-confidence and enhance coping and resilience.
By giving children the resources, courage and, most of all, the freedom they need to succeed, anything and everything is possible. We witness children conquering obstacles and achieving goals year-round at our camps. Camp allows children to regain their independence, fostering optimism and personal growth and instilling a sense of stability resulting in increased compliance with their medical conditions and treatments. Activities are designed to inspire children to realize their full potential, encourage teamwork and social interaction and boost self-esteem and confidence.
What We Do
We make a lasting impact on the lives of children with serious medical conditions by giving them the opportunity to celebrate simply being a kid – to feel normal. We have learned how to support children facing serious illnesses, helping them to build independence and reduce the feelings of fear and isolation associated with their medical conditions. Our programs create positive recreational experiences where children are understood and accepted.