Breast cancer survivor becomes Susan G. Komen ambassador

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This weekend, you can help women diagnosed with breast cancer like Brandi Palmer at Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Palmer was diagnosed in October of 2009, by a mammogram that caught her breast cancer early.

After the mammogram, she decided she would have a double mastectomy.

"It was something I discussed with my family, especially with my husband Brad, and I just knew in my heart that was the best decision for me," Palmer said. "That's one thing I encourage so many women who ask me what do, I just tell them you got to do what's best for you."

Palmer now serves as an ambassador for Susan G. Komen.

About 25,000 people are expected to take part in Sunday's race in Kansas City this year.

It is expected to raise $1 million. Registration and the expo begin Sunday morning at 6 a.m.

41 Action News is a proud sponsor of the race.

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