Karen Baldestamon

My Event: 5K Run/Walk
My Team: Team Sempra | SDG&E
My ID: 47602
Lifetime Raise: $1360.0000
2018

$1,130 Raised
$25 Commitment
100%

The Sempra Energy Foundation is matching Sempra employee contributions made to the Sempra/SDG&E team up to $25,000.

Why I Participate:

Two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma, triple positive. As a single mom with a 5-year-old daughter, my first thought was Am I going to get the chance to see my daughter grow up? and second thought was Who will take care of her, be there for her, and love her like I do? My grandma had died from breast cancer at the age of 45. I was 44. Devastated and fearful of the road ahead, my world became a blur.

But then I turned to fight mode. I was going to get through this, whatever I needed to do, and live as long as I could to raise my daughter and see her grow up. My treatment was aggressive, to give me the best chance of survival. UCSD Moores Cancer Center, UCSD Comprehensive Breast Health Center, and UCSD Radiation Oncology were all amazing, beyond my expectations. After surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and infusions up to a year, I finished the toughest part. With many prayers and much support from family and friends, I made it through the treatment and many challenging days. Today, my hair has grown back and my energy level is up, helping me feel like my old self again. Now if only I could lose these few pounds... always a challenge ;-)

I'm proud to join Team Sempra|SDGE in the 2018 Padres Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer on November 17. Employees from across the Sempra Energy family of companies will come together to participate. All of the proceeds will stay locally and advance the groundbreaking work taking place in San Diego's award-winning cancer research centers: Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, and Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

Please consider making a donation, of any size. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go directly to fund cancer research in San Diego. Help me raise money for cancer research so that no one has to endure what I did. So that we can find a cure for cancer, be done with this suffering, and live long, happy, cancer-free lives.

Thank you for your support!

Karen



My Donations:

Date
Donor
Amount
11/29/2018
Sandra Luque
$25.00
11/16/2018
Courtney Smith
$10.00
11/16/2018
Brock Corbett
$40.00
11/16/2018
Maria Martinez
$10.00
11/16/2018
Reylen Ramirez
$20.00
11/16/2018
Michelle Arteaga
$10.00
11/16/2018
Kevin Mata
$50.00
11/16/2018
Justin Wong
$10.00
11/16/2018
Kim Le
$20.00
11/16/2018
Anonymous
$20.00
11/16/2018
Diana Anguiano
$40.00
10/26/2018
Anonymous Anonymous
$25.00
10/26/2018
Anonymous Anonymous
$50.00
10/26/2018
Anonymous Anonymous
$20.00
10/26/2018
Anonymous Anonymous
$25.00
10/26/2018
Joseph LaGrua
$40.00
10/26/2018
Reed Roadman
$50.00
10/26/2018
Nicole Taylor
$50.00
10/26/2018
Kenneth Deremer
$40.00
10/26/2018
Janet Hackler
$25.00
10/26/2018
Alina Goldner
$50.00
10/26/2018
Karen Takeuchi
$25.00
10/26/2018
Guadalupe Talavera Reyes
$25.00
10/26/2018
Kayla Poole
$20.00
10/26/2018
Ashlyn Thompson
$25.00
10/26/2018
Jessica-Elaine Dy
$80.00
10/26/2018
Cynthia Ferrer
$50.00
10/26/2018
Shane Luna
$50.00
10/26/2018
Karen Baldestamon
$25.00
10/24/2018
Deedee Bowdan
$25.00
10/19/2018
Diane Snyder
$50.00
10/18/2018
Chantale Rondeau
$50.00
10/18/2018
Jim Murray
$50.00
10/18/2018
Jim Murray[check pledged]
$50.00
10/18/2018
Saramay Zook
$25.00

Important Padres Pedal Dates:

Saturday, Sept 1, 2018

Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels to receive custom apparel by Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018

Event Day

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018

Fundraising Deadline

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