Kimberly Ganske

"I look at my kids and desperately pray that nothing ever happens to them. They are my world and I would do anything to protect them. This is why I choose to walk."


The reason why I have decided to walk this incredible Weekend is because of a lady I met at the pool during one of Georgia's training sessions. We got to talking and she confided in me that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her late 20's, right after getting married. We immediately hit it off. She is currently my age and cancer-free. She is vibrant, considerate, a mother of two beautiful girls and happy all the time. She has really inspired me to reflect on how lucky I have been. She informed me that she has been doing this walk for several years and urged me to consider joining her.
Initially I was skeptical. I went home and thought about why I shouldn't do this walk and I couldn't think of a single reason. Many people around me are affected by this disease. This year alone I have had friends and family diagnosed with cancer. I have chosen to walk this Weekend for them. Because of them, I have been reminded of how lucky my immediate family and I are to be healthy and free of any illnesses, let alone cancer. My age is certainly playing a factor in the frequencies that I am forced to deal with this diagnosis....I am not saying that I am "old"! I have just reached that milestone where those I love are more susceptible to illness. I look at my kids and desperately pray that nothing ever happens to them. They are my world and I would do anything to protect them. This is the main reason why I chose to walk this event.

I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me!


Kimberly Dawn Ganske, Alberta Walker

 

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