In Memory of My Mother, Kay Zustra
Like most children growing up, my mother was my safety blanket. When I was scared, hurt or needed help, she was always the first person I ran to. As I got older, this remained the same. She was the first person I called when I needed help 'adulting', and was always happy to talk.
In July of 2015, she was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. We all knew she was resilient, tough, however, I didn't realized how hard of a fight she was in for and never did I think she would ultimately lose.
In the US & Canada, there are nearly 25,000 new cases diagnosed each year, with 17,000 deaths.
On Thanksgiving Day 2016, my mother lost her battle to cancer. On February 16th, I will lace up to run the hills of Austin in my own small pursuit to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer.
I run both in memory of my mother, and with hope that we will find a cure for our future generations. Ovarian Cancer does not discriminate - One day it could be your mom, grandmother, sister, daughter, wife.
Thank you for your support,