#IamKomenATL – Cati Diamond Stone
Nearly five years ago, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. My cancer was aggressive, and so was my treatment: chemotherapy, radiation, a mastectomy and numerous reconstruction surgeries. But one treatment ultimately saved my life: a medication called Herceptin, which was made by possible by funding from Susan G. Komen.
Not very long ago, women with my diagnosis generally did not survive. But I did, thanks to Komen and its many supporters.
But did you know that, in our 25+ years of service, Komen Atlanta has also enabled more than one million metro Atlantans to access life-saving breast health education and screenings, ensuring the survivorship of so many?
This October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you have the opportunity to save the life of someone in our community. Say, “Yes Ma’am!” by making a donation to Komen Atlanta to help provide a free or low-cost mammogram to someone in need in our community.
Early detection is the key to survival, and with your help, we can ensure even more people in our community will detect and survive breast cancer.
Thank you for your support of Komen Atlanta!
Cati Diamond Stone
Five-Year Breast Cancer Survivor