"On a Mission to Find a Cure"
In 2008, Sister Desiree Bailey, a member of Zion United Methodist Church and a survivor of breast cancer, began participating in the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. For two years, she walked as an individual participant. In 2010, she was joined by five individuals, and the dream of a team began. In 2011, by the grace of God, “Mission Essential” was established with sixty-two members. God is good!!!
In 2012, “Mission Essential” continued in the fight against breast cancer, setting a team goal to raise $1,050. It was God’s will for “Mission Essential” to exceed their goal and raise $3,300, and so it was done. Up to 75% of the funds raised support breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The remaining funds support the fight against breast cancer around the world.
In 2013, “Mission Essential”, a team representative of commitment and dedication, experienced a glorious year. As they proudly displayed their first banner, “Mission Essential” surpassed their set goal of $2,000 by raising $5,259.70. “Mission Essential” also had the honor of being the Top Fundraiser Team for the Non-Profit Organization category. God is a good God!!! Please join “Mission Essential” in the fight against breast cancer.