Survivor running in the Race for the Cure for different reasons this year
Aug 10, 2011
Jessica Livingston ran in the Race for the Cure for different reasons last year. The 35-year-old started running it a couple years ago because of a close-call she experienced when she was 27 years old, only to find out she wasn't in the clear like she once thought, according to the Kansas City Star.
Livingston found a lump seven years ago and went to get it checked out, but because of a lack of family history, the cyst was not expected to turn into cancer. It did, however, and now she has been a survivor for the past 8 months.
"As a survivor, it feels good to have a team," Livingston told the news source. "Some of my friends ran it before, but this year they are running for me. My fiance is running with me. To have so much support from friends and family feels good. And to know I'm going to be out there with all those other survivors who have kicked this, who are out there running around, it gives me hope."
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetimes.