June 21, 2005. A date that doesn’t mean much to the general public, but it’s forever etched in my mind.
This was when my mom died of breast cancer. During her struggle with the disease I was consumed by countless emotions; fear, sadness and anger among them.
A decade after my mom’s passing, a new feeling has surfaced. Hunger. Hunger to help. I want nothing more than to end this dreaded illness. To assist Susan G. Komen San Diego remove the words breast cancer from our vocabulary. To stop the tears from those directly and indirectly affected by cancer. To find out why breast cancer continues to strike, and what can be done to keep it from striking.
And to honor my mom, Myra Lowman.
— Michael Lowman, Public Policy and Marketing Volunteer, Susan G. Komen San Diego