Name: Cathy Lowe
Title: Mayor of Abingdon, Executive Director of Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator
Fundraising Goal: $1,000
Why are you participating? Wouldn’t it be great if we could eliminate breast cancer in our lifetime! I was one of the first volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s” Look Good, Feel Better” program and I have worked with cancer victims most of my adult life. I won the quality of Life award for my fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society in 1999. Although the recognition was great, what would be even better is the elimination of this disease. Statistically 1 in 8 women develop some form of invasive breast cancer each year! 1 in 8 is 12% of the population!! Through my years of community service I have witnessed the fear and heartbreak that comes with a cancer diagnosis and the devastating effect it has on the whole family. I am honored to have been asked to help women all over America by raising money to help find a cure for this dreaded disease. I am the mother of a daughter and the grandmother of 3 girls. It is my hope that we can find a cure and protect future generations of women from the devastation that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis.