How a Promise Started a Social Movement of Commitment

by Cathy Miller

in Share Your Story

The Susan G. Komen organization began with a promise. A promise made by a sister to her sister who was dying of breast cancer.

Cancer destroys the body but cannot reach the soul. After over a decade of participation in the 3-Day Walk for the Cure, I still marvel at the strength and the commitment of all who take part in the event.

Recently, I attended a symposium for corporate wellness programs.

The keynote speaker for the opening session was Alex Sheen, Founder of the social movement and nonprofit organization, because I said I would. His presentation spoke to my heart.

Here was another story of a life cut short by cancer and a loved one determined to keep a promise. What unfolded is nothing short of astounding. I’ll let Alex share his story.

A Promise Made. A Promise Kept.

Alex is truly an inspiration. He demonstrates the power of commitment and how a single person can make a difference.

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Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA @ June 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Hopefully, his organization is cleaner than Komen’s….


Cathy Miller June 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

Hi Roy. This Pollyanna prefers to focus on the positive side of volunteering and charitable events and as I noted above, celebrating the human spirit. I do appreciate you taking the time to share your view. Thanks, Roy.


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