Welcome to My Fundraising Page!
Every day, 70 Canadians will hear the words "you have breast cancer."
I unfortunately was one of the those 6 years ago. I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastic Breast Cancer (MBC) with metastases to my liver. After a year of treatment which consisted of 6 chemo rounds, liver resection to remove the tumours, 29 rounds of radiation, I spent the next 5 years happily receiving the NED (no evidence of disease) status. I will never be "cancer free" or be considered in remission. However that all came to an end on May 2nd of this year. A spot was found in one of the many scans I received in April on my liver again (I have received CT scans, bone scans, and mammograms every 6 months since 2014). My treatment this time around has consisted of an ablation on my liver (much less invasive then the resection, which I am very grateful for) and 4 rounds of chemo and a change of hormone blockers that will consist of a booster shot which is rather costly, but there are funding programs setup to offset the cost). I am very grateful that I am non-symptomatic and am able to work.
As I sit here writing this I truly struggled whether not to ask for help. If you know me, I am an independent woman and I generally do not like to ask for help, but this fight I am in, I am not alone in it. There are so many more women and yes men that are going through this fight for our lives.
Many are aware of the "Pink cancer" fight. However mine is different, this is a terminal disease. My life now lives in blocks of time,always wondering if this new drug will help to keep the cancer away and for how long. The fact that I was able to go for 5 yrs with it not coming back is amazing. The median life span with metastatic breast cancer is 3-5 yrs.
Many are also not aware for the fact that not enough of the monies raised for breast cancer research, go towards Metastatic Breast Cancer, the real killer. For that reason I am asking, for your help and donate to the run. Our team has been able to have all the funds we raise go towards Metastatic Breast Cancer research, in the hopes that we can allow those with MBC live longer, healthier lives (not all of the treatmenst are easy to handle, they can cause neuropathy, joint and muscle pain, weak bones, among other many more side effects) and maybe someday a cure.
Together, we can change the future of breast cancer.
Thanks in advance for your support!
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