Why I Am Joining The March : Though I live relatively close to DC and initially planned to participate in person, the reality that I’m physically not up to it set in all too quickly. I was diagnosed in 2015 at age 37 with De Novo Stage IV HER-2+ Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer. While I’ve battled back to a fairly normal everyday life, a long day like the march simply isn’t possible for me. But it’s so important to me as a woman, daughter, aunt, sister, niece, godmother and friend. When I read about the opportunity to participate this way, I was thrilled. I am joining so that my voice is heard as someone with serious health concerns, as a woman and as an advocate for students and individuals with developmental disabilities.