Making Strides of North Texas

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Why I am Making Strides

Like so many others, breast cancer is a very personal cause for me. It gives me the chance to make a difference and to honor those touched by breast cancer by raising funds for groundbreaking research, and services for people dealing with breast cancer.

No one ever plans to have cancer and there’s never a good time, but God always has a better plan that is above ours. A cause near and dear to my heart, just got a lot more personal. June 2017, at age 32 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Triple negative breast cancer. Yes, I have the “C” word. After discovering a lump under my arm the doctor visits were non-stop. From mammograms to ultrasounds, MRI, biopsies, CT and bone scans I had no other options, but to pursue 16 infusions of chemotherapy followed by a double mastectomy. My emotions were high…the unknown led to fear, depression, and anxiety. They say god only gives you what you can handle and in my wildest dreams I didn’t think this was something I could handle, but 10 infusions in with 6 more to go I am handling it a lot better than I thought. It hasn't been peaches and roses, but I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel!

“Fight yourself”, “find yourself” is what I’ve been telling myself lately, because battling your own soul is harder than fighting for your health. Early on my husband told me that everything happens for a reason and I’m here to make a difference in this world. His words stuck with me… 3 months later I realized that embracing what I have and not missing what I had will let me be that symbol of inspiration I’m meant to be. Today I signed up to take part in “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” as my first attempt to make a difference in my journey. I signed up as a “survivor” even though I’m technically not a survivor yet, but god willing I am on my way!

I believe that there will come a day where the pain caused by breast cancer is a thing of the past. And until it arrives, I’m walking to inspire hope to those facing the disease and raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to help save lives from breast cancer. I hope you’ll consider signing up too.

Love,
Ramika

Why I Support the American Cancer Society

Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it throughout their journey to get well. They are investing in innovative research to find, prevent, and treat breast cancer.

I have signed up to walk and fundraise for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. I hope you will consider joining my team and/or making a donation in support of my efforts.

Together, we can make a difference.

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Grand Club I made a personal gift Ramika Qazi $1,310.96
Rising Star I made a personal gift Saira Admani $50.00
Alex Asefaw $0.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Asjad Azam $26.38
Bailey Blough $0.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Meliha Diomampo $25.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Sofia Diomampo $25.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Diana Garcia $25.00
Nazia Haider $0.00
Noor Haider $0.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Alisha Helt $25.00
Mohammad Inaam $0.00
Super Strider I made a personal gift Lauren Jemeyson $670.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Bethany Nichols $50.00
Saja Noor $0.00
Nadia Nyer $0.00
Fabulous Fundraiser I made a personal gift Fatima Q $100.00
Mariyah Qazi $0.00
Muneeb Qazi $0.00
Super Strider I made a personal gift Najam Qazi $737.43
Rising Star I made a personal gift Amy Raza $25.00
Rising Star I made a personal gift Justin Soto $50.00
Hana Tadesse $0.00
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Saturday , October 19th, 2019

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Why I am Making Strides

Like so many others, breast cancer is a very personal cause for me. It gives me the chance to make a difference and to honor those touched by breast cancer by raising funds for groundbreaking research, and services for people dealing with breast cancer.

No one ever plans to have cancer and there’s never a good time, but God always has a better plan that is above ours. A cause near and dear to my heart, just got a lot more personal. June 2017, at age 32 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Triple negative breast cancer. Yes, I have the “C” word. After discovering a lump under my arm the doctor visits were non-stop. From mammograms to ultrasounds, MRI, biopsies, CT and bone scans I had no other options, but to pursue 16 infusions of chemotherapy followed by a double mastectomy. My emotions were high…the unknown led to fear, depression, and anxiety. They say god only gives you what you can handle and in my wildest dreams I didn’t think this was something I could handle, but 10 infusions in with 6 more to go I am handling it a lot better than I thought. It hasn't been peaches and roses, but I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel!

“Fight yourself”, “find yourself” is what I’ve been telling myself lately, because battling your own soul is harder than fighting for your health. Early on my husband told me that everything happens for a reason and I’m here to make a difference in this world. His words stuck with me… 3 months later I realized that embracing what I have and not missing what I had will let me be that symbol of inspiration I’m meant to be. Today I signed up to take part in “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” as my first attempt to make a difference in my journey. I signed up as a “survivor” even though I’m technically not a survivor yet, but god willing I am on my way!

I believe that there will come a day where the pain caused by breast cancer is a thing of the past. And until it arrives, I’m walking to inspire hope to those facing the disease and raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to help save lives from breast cancer. I hope you’ll consider signing up too.

Love,
Ramika

Why I Support the American Cancer Society

Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early when it is easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it throughout their journey to get well. They are investing in innovative research to find, prevent, and treat breast cancer.

I have signed up to walk and fundraise for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. I hope you will consider joining my team and/or making a donation in support of my efforts.

Together, we can make a difference.

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Save Lives From Breast Cancer

Thanks to the support of so many, the American Cancer Society is there for everyone in every community touched by breast cancer. Including those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and risk reduction.

currently invested in
breast cancer research grants

$ 64 million

patients received
personal assistance
understanding their diagnosis

34 thousand

one-to-one support
services provided to
breast cancer patients

6+ thousand
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Welcome to our Team Page. We've formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.

There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It's providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.

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