Walking to Find a Cure

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Sherman- Kathy Schwab has walked nearly 1,000 miles to help find a cure for breast cancer. 

Since 2002, she has walked in 14 Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walks, and raised close to $50,000 for the organization, and it all began with a commercial. "I was home by myself, and I saw a commercial for the 3 day walk and I thought, I'm going to do this. That night when my husband came home, I was like guess what I am going to do. And he said what? And I told him what I was going to do and I did it. And with the click of a mouse, everything changed." she said. 

After seeing close family members deal with the diagnosis of breast cancer, Kathy knew she had to do something to help find a cure. "I just feel like we need to do something, whatever we can do is going to help, and I know I can't do this by myself but I know that together we are a great force and whatever we can do is going to bring us one step closer to finding a cure." 

And her goal is not to find a cure for just breast cancer, but all cancers. "If we do nothing, we are never going to find a cure, so every step we take, every dollar we raise, everything that we do is going to take us one step closer to finding a cure. I truly believe that once we find a cure for one, we are going to segway into finding a cure for all the cancers." she said. 

Kathy's determination and drive has inspired her son Brad Glynn to pursue his dreams. "The more that she kept doing it, the more I kept thinking well if she can do this and keep with it, there is nothing that I can't do. She has inspired me to do a lot of the stuff that I am doing now." he said. "I decided to go back to school, continue my career, and now I am looking for charitable ways that I can get involved with in my community, and it all started with my mom."

Despite her amazing accomplishments in the many years being involved with Susan G. Komen, Kathy remains modest. "Anyone can do what I am doing, just one step in front of the other and just do what you can do and just move forward." she said. 

Kathy is heading to Philadelphia to participate in her 15th walk on October 15th, and will be participating in her 16th walk in San Diego in November. "I have met some of my best friends do these walks, in fact I will be seeing them all at the San Diego walk. We like to call it our reunion." she said. 

For more information about Kathy and the 3-day walk you can head to her website.

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