Los Niņos de Mama Sara
Our team was formed in honor of Sara Ayala Zamudio. “Mama Sara” was our beautiful little grandmother who passed away from Pancreatic Cancer on March 23, 2012. She was such a strong woman that was taken from us unexpectedly within a week of her diagnosis, not giving us a change to properly thank her for the love and support she gave us throughout all of our lives. I think I can speak for all my family in saying her passing remains such a sensitive subject amongst us all, because she was the glue that held us together. Her cancer robbed us of weddings, birthdays, quinceñeras, accomplishments, and moments where we could have used her tight hugs and loving reassurance.
Pancreatic Cancer has a 20% one-year survival rate and only a 7% survival rate for the five-year mark. Its' insanely deadly stats are attributed to its difficulty in detection and diagnosis. It’s an evil one, guys. So, here we trying to fundraise research in hope that a cure will be found. The run is aimed as a big middle finger you to cancer in general, but also because losing your family glue is the worst. We miss our grandma and do not wish this pain on anyone.
We'd love for you to join our team for a day of costumes, fun and also remembering those we have lost while celebrating those who are currently battling this disease. If you'd like to support us but can't make it, please consider contributing towards our fundraising efforts. No amount is too small! Together we can make a huge difference in the battle against pancreatic cancer. If anything, stop by as cheerleaders or to take pictures/videos of me hustling my out of shape butt up those hills. Thanks!