This October I was honored to be chosen to represent Massachusetts as Mrs. Massachusetts International. I will be competing at the Mrs. International Pageant to be held July 13-17, 2010 in Chicago.
As Mrs. Massachusetts, I will be championing my platform of breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Lowell General Hospital to name a few. During my year, I will also be working with the Go Red for Women Foundation which is part of the American Heart Association, the choice platform for the Mrs. International Pageant.
This year is dedicated to my mother, Jozefa, who in 2007 lost her battle to breast cancer. I hope that her story will be an inspiration to others for the importance of early detection.