Kim Spence lost her mother to breast cancer.
Cheryl Eberhardt was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2001, and passed away in 2004.
Kim Spence nearly lost her only sister to breast cancer.
Kelley Wettig was diagnosed in 2006.
"She is a survivor, thanks to early detection, awareness and aggressive treatment," Spence said.
Now, through Harford County's Pink Dazzle, Spence is raising funds to help raise awareness and fight the disease that has hit so close to home.
"We started as a small team of 10, mostly family members, and we raised $635," Spence said. "As of today, for the 2011 Komen Maryland Race for the Cure, we have 75 team members and have already raised over $6,600."
Since 2005, Pink Dazzle has raised $44,000.
"We are small, but mighty with our hearts. We have bake sales, yard sales and happy hours," Spence said.
The group will have its next fundraiser Oct. 19 at Bel Air's Dark Horse Saloon from noon until 10 p.m.