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30 Miles for 30 Years

This October 26 will mark 30 years since my mother, Patricia Huffman, died from metastatic breast cancer. She left behind three children, all under the age of 12. I was seven years old when she died. I've been told I look like my mother, talk like her and even walk like her. Unfortunately, I remember very little about her, and pictures of just her and I are scarce. When I was 30 years old, I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in September 2010. I went through an initial lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and then a double-mastectomy. I started running in summer 2013 and since then, I have run 10 half marathons, one marathon, several 10 mile races, and numerous 10Ks and 5Ks.

This November, I plan to run 30 miles to raise money for Metavivor in honor of my mother. I plan to run a mile for every year that metastatic breast cancer took from her (coincidentally, I was 30 when diagnosed with early stage... double meaning?). I am 100 percent committed to only raising money toward metastatic breast cancer. I want to see the day where metastatic breast cancer becomes a chronic disease. My mom only lived with metastatic breast cancer for six months before she died. I will do whatever I can to help others like my mom to live longer lives and watch their children grow up.

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