CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Karen, Jasmine and Yasmine. The three newest members of #TeamMolly have quite a story.
Karen Richardson is a single mom of four in Gaston County, the youngest being her 16-year-old twins. One of those twins, Jasmine, was diagnosed in 2015 with advanced brain cancer; the medicines were so strong they caused other side effects.
On top of that, Karen's breast cancer returned in April. She's in treatments, walking with a cane, and living every single day – anyone who knows this will confirm it's the truth – with a smile.
She's a soft-spoken, generous woman who believes things happen for a reason.
"It'll be okay," she'll say. "We're going to get through this."
I'll be honest: Karen has a lot going on and could use some help. Instead, she wanted to get signed up for our WBTV News "Race for the Cure" team to help others. Both her daughters are on the roster too.
"We're honored to take part," Karen said.
THAT IS A RIDICULOUS CRAZY THING TO SAY BECAUSE IT's ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE - all of us are honored to be running, walking, cheering and fundraising for people like Karen.
Please join us at this year's race. Saturday, October 7th. I feel like there's more inspiration than ever on why the morning and cause matters. If you sign up now, it's $25. You get two t-shirts (a Susan G. Komen Charlotte shirt and a new #TeamMolly t-shirt). The registration fee goes up to $35 once we hit September. More information on the team link below.
TEAM LINK >> http://charlotte.info-komen.org/goto/teammolly2017
See you in October, Karen, Jasmine and Yasmine. Thank you.