As you may know, October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, our team took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Corpus Christi! We had such a great time supporting a cause that is so important. We made up a few of the 13,000 walkers who participated. According to the event’s facebook page, almost $300,000 was raised by the Corpus Christi community.
We here at Straight Edge Technology feel lucky to be a part of a community like Corpus Christi that come together to do something bigger than ourselves.
We felt especially driven to take part in the walk because of people we know who were directly affected by breast cancer. We walked for a friend and team member of Straight Edge Technology, Sandy Alaniz, who bravely fought breast cancer through and through until the end. Sandy was loved by all her friends and family greatly. She will always be missed and we will remember her for how she lived with a positive spirit everyday.
One of our team members here, Lorrie Morrin, is extremely connected to the cause too because of her mother, Hortencia, who is a survivor! Hortencia was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2013 when she was 55 years old. It was definitely a difficult and trying time for her as she had to go through chemotherapy and radiation very quickly after her diagnosis. She was incredibly brave and strong however, and never let her worries show. Thankfully they were able to perform a lumpectomy to remove the cancer and she has been cancer free ever since! After her diagnosis and treatment she started attending the breast cancer walks here in Corpus Christi. This past walk she wasn’t able to attend so Lorrie made a heartfelt sign dedicated to her that she carried during the walk.
Hortencia has this to tell people currently affected by breast cancer: “Always stay positive and continue your daily routines. Don’t have a pity party. Fight the good fight!”
Survivor stories like these are what helps keep hope and countless effort towards a cure possible!