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My Sister Has Breast Cancer?

Pam and her daughters

In 2008 I received a phone call from my mother while I was broadcasting at The Fox & Hound in Lubbock.  I couldn’t understand what she was saying so I went outside only to hear her say as she was crying –

“Amy, Pam has been diagnosed with breast cancer.”

I couldn’t wrap my brain around how my sister had breast cancer when there is no family history of cancer.  I didn’t cry on the phone with my mother because she was crying and one of us needed to be strong at that moment.  Instead, I immediately began trying to figure out how we were going to fight this for my sister because she has 3 kids – one of which was only 18 months old at the time.

Later that year and after several rounds of chemo my sister had a double mastectomy and was declared cancer free and REMAINS cancer free!

I tell you this story because I know that breast cancer has touched everyone’s life somehow, someway; a family member, a friend, a co-worker.  The other reason I tell you this story is to explain to you that just because there is no family history of cancer – cancer doesn’t discriminate and it can happen to you or someone you love.

Laugh for the CureOn February 20, 2014 I invite you to join Komen Lubbock for the 6th annual Laugh for The Cure at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.  Doors open at 5:30pm and the show begins at 6:30pm.  Landon King with our sister station 98 Kool FM and I will be emcees for this show.

Opening the night will be Steve Mingolla who tours the U.S. forty weeks out of the year.  Mingolla has done a number of television commercials, syndicated radio shows and performed for our military across Europe.

Mutzie will headline this year’s event at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Mutzie has appeared on Showtime, BET’s Comic View and Club Comic View.

Tickets are $25 each and are available for purchase through the Komen office. Call 698-1900 to reserve your tickets today.

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