Pushing Forward To Fund Breast Cancer Research
by Angela Schilling, Meteorologist
January 25, 2012 6:46 PM
"When you look at all the faces of people who have lost someone, it touches your heart and you get energized,” says Kimberly Earle, president of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.
Earle's passion for breast cancer research stems from the loss of her grandmother, who died of the disease before she was born.
"We all have that kind of a story where it's effected us personally or someone that we love,” says Earle.
Thatt loss is what keeps Kimberly going and striving to get results. As president of Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation, her work includes raising money for research.
"For me it was an opportunity to come in and get back to my passion of finding a cure for breast cancer, do something amazing, and hopefully put an end to the disease,” explains Earle.
Even if it means moving away from home in Texas and braving the cold in Sioux Falls.
"I'm an old hat. I've figured out how to drive in the snow, got my warm boots and have gotten the chance to know Sanford, which is a blessing to me to work with such smart and creative people,” says Earle.
Her staff at Sanford expects her to do a good jub fundrasing as well, while saving lives in the long run.
"A success to me would be an end to breast cancer and then I could share with you or my daughter we did it and we don't have to worry about that anymore,” says Earle.
Getting to know the person using her passion to help the faces of breast cancer and raise money for a cure.