Sun Sentinel–Stacey Mullins Winner of the Eleanor Goodman Spirit Award Bestowed by the Susan G. Komen South Florida Affiliate

November 27, 2013

How did you get involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation?

When my mother was battling breast cancer for the second time, I joined a 12-person team to run a 199-mile race to raise money for the organization. I loved the idea of being on the race committee and seeing it on a huge scale. I recently was elected to the board of directors.

How did your organization Every Boob Counts get started?

It was my daughter Jennifer’s idea.  She and I are super close. My mother and I were super close, and so she and my mother were also super close. Watching my mother go through breast cancer and seeing me go through losing my mother, she wanted to do something. This was her doing, and I sort of help her out. Our team name for the 199-mile race was Every Boob Counts. We wanted to use the opportunity to raise awareness for early detection. After my mom, Sandy Zabinsky, died in 2010 at age 71, we decided to host a 5k to raise money for Susan G. Komen. It’s the only breast cancer race in Palm Beach County in October during Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month.

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