Survivor Story: Betty Nethery

Betty answered some of our questions about her relationship with Komen Greater Fort Worth.

When did you become involved in Komen Greater Fort Worth?

I registered for my first Race while visiting my sons at TCU. I went to Luke’s to shop and the Zetas were registering for the Race.  It was 1994 and I had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Why did you become involved in Komen Greater Fort Worth?

In the spring of 1999 we retired and moved to Fort Worth.  I wanted to be involved with an organization that focused on breast cancer and Susan G. Komen was that organization.

What keeps you involved in Komen Greater Fort Worth?

Komen is the premier organization that is totally focused on providing the best in screening, treatment, research and education to combat breast cancer. 

What is your favorite volunteer task that you do for Komen Greater Fort Worth?

Working at registration at Luke’s.  It gives me the opportunity to meet newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and give them a hug and encouraging words.  I also reconnect to long-time survivors and celebrate our continued survivor status. 

What would you like to see Komen Greater Fort Worth do in the future?

Expand more in the counties of Parker, Johnson and Hood as well as to outlying cities in Tarrant County like Arlington, Keller,  North Richland Hills, etc.