BCU Senior Toni Boggs joined the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Nov. 1 in Dallas, Texas.
DALLAS — BCU senior Toni Boggs knows how it feels to walk 20 miles in one day. She just completed Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Dallas, Texas, where she helped raise more than $3.3 million for a cure — blisters and all.
“Crossing the finish line, I had four blisters, one blood blister and walked with two muscle spasms, but I didn’t give up,” explained Toni, a psychology major, who’s planning to do it again next year. She walked to honor her aunt Theresa Myres, a 2002 alum.
“Growing up, I was very influenced by her,” she reflected on her aunt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29 and passed away last June. Before her journey, the psychology major invited the BCU community for names of breast cancer fighters in their lives, which Toni printed on the T-shirt she wore on the walk.
Toni’s Briar Cliff roots run deep. Her grandmother Kathy Myres is a BCU employee, her uncle and Chris Myres and Amy Petersen Myres, both ’99 graduates.