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1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women are living longer, healthier lives after a breast cancer diagnosis, but there is still so much work to be done. I’m participating in this year’s Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure to make breast cancer beatable. I’m running in of the incredible women in my life, and I need your help!
Please contribute what you can to help me achieve my fundraising goal. Every dollar makes a difference. Your donation will fund innovative breast cancer research to help save the lives of more women and provide support programs to those affected by this disease.
Did you know that just $100 could fund 2 hours of life-saving research in a world class laboratory? Your contribution could lead to the next breakthrough!
Together, we can change the future of breast cancer.
I am a breast cancer survivor of 17 years. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2001 a month before my 40th birthday. I had a mastectomy with lymph node removal. 6 chemo treatments in which 3 were delayed because I wasn't strong enough. 4 weeks of radiation in which I had to leave my children with my family to stay in Edmonton to attend the Cross Cancer Institute and almost 3 years of taking tamoxifen.
Cancer runs in my family with my Mother Aunts Cousins. This run means a lot to me. For my team I am very honoured that you are participating along with me so that we can be part of this wonderful run for the cure!
Update: For almost 2 years my Doctor has been monitoring a lung nodule. On December 22, 2017 I went for a pet scan in Edmonton and the beginning of January I seen the Dr. to get the results at that time this nodule didn't change in size or shape and that they were not concerned that it was cancerous but to keep monitoring it and to have CT's done every 6 months. I had another CT done the beginning of July. I seen the Dr a few days after this and at that time she told me that they were now referring me to Edmonton as this nodule was now a concern. I had to have a breathing test done in Grande Prairie before I seen the thoracic surgeon in Edmonton. When I seen him he told me that this lung nodule has changed in shape and has gotten more depther. I am having surgery on September 18th to remove this lung nodule and after its removed the pathologist will be examining it and if its cancerous they will be removing the middle lobe to my right lung.
I have decided that this will not discourage me from participating this year but I am even more determined to participate even if someone has to push me in a wheel chair. I want to do this run even more.
Please join my team/donate to my team this would be so meaningful to me.
Thanks in advance for your support!