It’s that time of the year for me when I choose which 5k I want to participate in. Every year I usually do anywhere from 2-4 5k’s a year. I got hooked after completing my first 5k a few years back. Now it’s an annual thing. But with Covid…the choices on where on I could do them were limited. Last year I chose the Susan G. Komen For The Cure based out of Hawaii, my home away from home. I was the Team Captain and we raised a little donation for my cause close to my personal battle. Breast Cancer.

My first 5k with my God Daughter Serrina on right. We were Batman & Robin

If you are not familiar with my story…I was diagnosed in 2013 with ovarian Cancer first. Then it blew my mind to find out one year later I was diagnosed with a rare form of Breast Cancer. Stage 3 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma. I went through extensive chemotherapy as well as radiation. I am still battling this disease. You see. Although I had numerous surgeries and treatments it has spread to my skin. I was diagnosed May 2020 with Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma. There is NO CURE and has a 5-year life expectancy. Could be longer. The worst part about having IBC is that there is no way to tell when it hits end stage until it is too late. I am at Stage 3 now. When it hit Stage 4-end stage I could have days, weeks and/or months to live. So every single second counts for me. I have good and bad days with my body and still on daily oral chemo and regular treatments. I choose to live a positive happy life now. I have accepted my outcome now and am absolutely grateful for my journey. I know it sounds crazy. But this tumbleweed of a ride has taught me how to become a better friend, sibling, daughter, wife and mother. I have lost friends along the way, but have gained amazing new ones. Everything happens for a reason and I am so blessed for everyone of them good and bad. Whether you join or not I will continue to fight each and every single day until my last breath.

So now who else is with me to do join #TeamArlene Virtual 5k? You can sign up by clicking my link here! It’s all about Girl Power and standing up to Cancer. There is no time limit. Go at your own pace. Even walking around your home, yard, etc. Your fee includes your race bib, t-shirt and medal mailed to you.

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Register here: Sign me up

  • Register for the GIRL POWER 5K/10K Virtual Challenge before May 31st, 2021
  • Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) at your convenience any time anywhere (no deadline)!
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing, following and tagging my team on social media! #TEAMARLENEMARIE #ARLENEMMEDIA @ARLENEMMEDIA Be sure to take photo with your gear on and tag & hashtag me so I can share them on my social media!!!

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