I am proud to work closely with Susan G Komen as a volunteer to help support families that have been touched by cancer. I was inspired to help others because of my own experiences as a breast cancer survivor. My name is Kara Adams and I was diagnosed on May 3, 2016 with stage one, type two, triple positive breast cancer. At the time my son was 6 years old and my husband and I had been married for 9 years. I was scared to death of the diagnosis and I had no idea how I was going to support my family and take care of my young son. Cooking meals, doing homework and trips to the doctor’s office were all more than I could bear. I was blessed that I had a support system that could help me with all of the things that I couldn’t do for myself or my family. I learned very quickly through talking to other cancer patients that there was a need for family support that was not being filled. Families dealing with cancer needed support, sometimes they needed money but more often than not they needed a helping hand. I work closely with Susan G Komen, Inland Empire because that is what they provide.
"My goal is to show the women that there is life before, after and during cancer treatments. That there is purpose to everything that happens and that there can be joy and peace even in the hardest