Welcome to My Fundraising Page!
I need to get something off my chest.
On May 3, 2019, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Wow! Breast cancer happens to other people – not me? Without a direct family history of breast cancer and being far below the median age of 61, I was shocked by this news. I have been going for my annual screening since I turned 40, and for whatever reason, I am now the statistic: 1 woman in 8 will get breast cancer. Recently women have been told to no longer start having mammograms at 40, but to wait until age 50, and only go every other year. I am very grateful for early detection, yet adamantly disagree with this new approach in delaying screening to age 50; my prognosis would be very different had I waited an additional year for my next mammogram and ultra-sound.
I had lumpectomy surgery on May 30th and just finished 6 weeks of daily radiation therapy at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at Foothills Hospital to “clean house”; now recovering well all things considered. I have had excellent care from every single interface with Alberta Health Services and feel very fortunate to have had access to such a high standard of healthcare throughout this journey. Special appreciation to my Surgeon Dr. Austen, Oncologist Dr. Cao, the Tom Baker Radiation Department Team and the wonderful Red-Vest AHS Volunteers serving up the juice, cookies and smiles in the waiting room…. “ONLY THE BEST WEAR THE VEST!”
The universe has chosen this path for me, so I have chosen to make the best of this life experience and get involved with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) as a volunteer, as well as embrace the challenge of the CIBC Run for the Cure on October 6, 2019. Monies raised enable the CCS to:
• Fund relevant and innovative research;
• Support and advocate for the breast cancer community;
• Provide credible, unbiased information to help empower those affected by breast cancer or at increased genetic risk of developing the disease.
Right now, I am at $3,400 and tracking to reach my goal of $10,000 – I need your help to get there!
Donations over $20 will receive an online email tax deduction receipt from CCS.
My Friends and Family Team is "BOOBS OR BUST" so please join my Team for a great day of fun, strength, hope and celebration to Run For The Cure!
Thank you sincerely for considering my sponsorship request and I appreciate your kind support.
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