Katie Burke never thought she had a chance of developing breast cancer since she had no family history of it and she is still young, but at 25 she can call herself a survivor, KMTR.com
Burke had just been married and was beginning a new chapter of her life when she discovered a lump one day. She had been told that it was highly unlikely it would be breast cancer because of her age, but she had the lump removed to be on the safe side. It was later discovered that it was an aggressive form of breast cancer.
"I had to get in 'fight mode.' And I had to work along the way and I wasn't a person to sit on the couch and dwell on what was going on," she told the news provider.
Burke began volunteering for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation after her battle with the disease, helping to educate younger people in the importance of early detection and conducting self-examinations.
The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure raises money to benefit breast cancer research. Seventy-five cents of every dollar goes to helping survivors of the disease and education initiatives.