Why I Support Livestrong: Becky

Our family has been proud supporters of the Livestrong Foundation for many years. My mother died of cancer when I was 17, my father and mother-in-law are cancer survivors, my dear friend & maid-of-honor succumbed to the horrible disease leaving two young children, and unfortunately we’ve also been touched by many more of our friends and family members struggles with cancer.

I still recall the “survivor kit” my mother brought home from the hospital after her mastectomy when I was 12 — a small bag of pamphlets — not much to go by. Fortunately, she was a strong, smart, fit, and confident woman, who continued to swim, walk, camp, work, and encourage all her children to excel in school and sports, despite and throughout her battle.

The Livestrong Foundation with its amazing resources and mission to provide support to cancer survivors and their families will always be near and dear to my heart. I am thankful to be able to share LIVESTRONG’s amazing, free resources to friends who have been affected by cancer.

Becky Luman P.E., LEED AP BD+C

Originally published at endpoint89551e0f.chios.panth.io on December 21, 2015.

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