The Inspired by Darrell: Outrunning Triple Negative Breast Cancer 5K is an event to honor the memory and warrior spirit of the late Darrell Sublett.
In 2007, Darrell was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after she took advantage of on-site mammogram services at the Husch Blackwell Sanders law firm where she worked as a legal administrative assistant. “Triple-negative” cancers are twice as likely to occur in African-Americans as other ethnicities. They also tend to be more aggressive and harder to treat.
After completing the first round of treatment, Darrell's cancer went into remission until it emerged again 18 months later. As she learned more about the disease, she sought a second opinion from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She continued to fight gallantly. She traveled from Kansas City to Chicago every three months for chemo, and was confident in her medical team and their plans. However, the most important part of her regimen was her faith, her family and her friends.
Darrell was a member of Centennial United Methodist Church, where she and her beloved children, Rasson and Nyla, were active participants. Even when her physical challenges were obvious to all, Darrell would make her way from her townhouse across the street to Centennial to serve as an usher. Her Centennial family supported her in many ways, both known and unknown. For everyone in the church, Darrell was an example of unwavering faith.
When she took her final breath on Saturday, October 22, 2011, it was clear to many in the Centennial family that she left us with a challenge - to spread the word about triple negative breast cancer. On June 30, 2012, the Centennial family took the first step by hosting the first Inspired by Darrell: Outrunning Triple Negative Breast Cancer 5K.