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ABC CoE February 2016 Update: Milestone w/ MDACC Executive Team!
February 24, 2016

Thanks to all who have supported our efforts to build an Advanced Breast Cancer Center of Excellence at MD Anderson. We are excited about this  See more
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THE STORY:

We are a diverse group of women, but we share a common bond—we are all living with advanced breast cancer. We each face the reality that there is no cure, there is no end to our treatment; the dire statistics are that most of us will live only 3-5 years after our diagnosis with advanced breast cancer (also known as stage IV or metastatic breast cancer). Although no one wants to have advanced breast cancer (ABC), through this common bond we can offer each other strength, hope, and inspiration.  We share deep emotional pain, but we also share love, mutual support, and compassion.  

Our common bond has evolved into a common dream—to create an Advanced Breast Cancer Center of Excellence, which will set the benchmark for compassionate, evidence-based patient care that  not only improves quality of life for women with ABC but also prioritizes research that will extend and ultimately save the lives of these women. For more on our vision, click here.  

We all have our cancer “journeys,” and our hope is that our journeys, with your help, will include the legacy of establishing a standard of excellence for patient care, research, and a cure for ABC.  Although some of us will not live to see this dream come to fruition, we are fervently committed to making a difference for those living with ABC and for those who will come after us. 

Only 5%-7% of the funds currently raised for research on breast cancer are directed to ABC. Many of us feel invisible, forgotten, and left behind by the health care industry and the research community. We need a paradigm shift that begins with turning the spotlight towards ABC research. We are not settling for the current, grim statistics; we need money to develop innovative therapies that will extend our lives and allow us to live our lives to the fullest, with breast cancer.   

For us, this conversation has already begun. As survivors living with ABC, we have come forward to share our experiences and to impress on our medical teams the immediate need to direct attention and funding toward ABC. We firmly believe that MD Anderson Cancer Center has both the expertise and the infrastructure to support an ABC Center of Excellence that will offer excellent care to extend life while providing the best possible quality of life for those living with ABC. It is our intent to help MD Anderson provide such care while searching for a cure for ABC, turning our dream into reality. 

We aim to raise $10MM to achieve our dream of establishing an impactful and sustainable Advanced Breast Cancer Center of Excellence at MD Anderson Cancer Center. All money raised through this fundraiser will go directly to MD Anderson to support this specific goal.

We encourage you to visit our personal pages (see Team Members below), which unveil the remarkable, heart-wrenching journeys of lives burdened by ABC. Through our stories, we hope to show you our triumphs and struggles, our hopes and fears, our loves and losses, and our fate—to live life to the fullest with ABC. We hope that our stories will inspire you to support our dream by making a generous donation. We also hope and encourage you to share our stories with your communities both online (click the FB or Twitter share buttons) and offline. We sincerely thank you in advance.

Follow the below links for more information about Advanced Breast Cancer:

 

NOTES: Donations are tax deductable and funds directly benefit MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Your employer may be able to DOUBLE your donation via a matching gift (here's how)!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$41,771

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cunningham Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • T ULRICH

    $100

  • Shelley Robson

    $100

  • Cindy and Kendall Miller

    $250

  • JB

    $150

  • Jeff Hennis

     

  • John Wilson

    $250

  • Maggie & David

     

  • Craig and Laura Manske

    $100

  • Shelly Barone

    $100

  • Dean & Genie Moon

    $100

  • Louie and Kriss Cordova

    $50

  • Tucker

    $200

  • Curtis Morgan

    $500

  • Lourdes Hernandez & Randy Hulet

    $100

  • Lourdes Hernandez & Randy Hulet

    $100

  • Lourdes Hernandez & Randy Hulet

    $100

  • Lourdes Hernandez & Randy Hulet

    $100

  • Lyn

    $100

  • Melissa Shelton

     

  • Rosco & Crystal Graves

    $200

  • Laura Achenbaum

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Charla

    $100

  • Theresa

    $50

  • Candace Garcia

     

  • Jennifer & John Vogel

    $250

  • Allison Gorman Botard

     

  • Heather and Alan

    $50

  • John David

    $25

  • Laura E

     

  • Paris Birich Cobb

    $50

  • Jill Oshry

    $100

  • Erin

    $20

  • Wendy Jessen

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nikki Seeler

    $100

  • Kyle Lynn Chase

    $30

  • The Litts Family

     

  • Joyce Phillips

    $200

  • Tom and Jen Argue

     

  • The Wolfe Family

    $100

  • Crowdrise Impact Points

    $25

  • JB

    $40

  • GF

    $50

  • Mitch and Betsy Taylor

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jacob & Teresa Lenington

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jerry Kuch

    $350

  • Gena Murphy

    $300

  • Heidi Stephenson

     

  • Cindi Tolmsoff

    $150

  • Alison Anderson

    $50

  • Jeff Mead & Peter Born

    $100

  • Lauren Price

    $50

  • Juanice Kirby

    $200

  • Wang Shein

    $100

  • Mitra Mostofi

    $150

  • Jane Dudek

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Pamela Warren

    $100

  • The Faraca Family

     

  • Tanya and Faizal Jogee

    $100

  • Karen & Todd Kenny

    $100

  • Alicia

    $20

  • Lorge Family

    $100

  • The Kirr Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Al & Jane Lorge

    $100

  • The Weinstein Family

    $100

  • Jackie Parker

    $200

  • Cynthia Johnson

     

  • Dee Dee

    $100

  • Jen & Brian Moss

     

  • Nadine Eidman

     

  • SisterHood of Praise (HBC Women's Ministry)

    $110

  • Dorothy and Malcolm Paterson

    $150

  • Anne and Ray Meyn

    $100

  • Fran Zandstra

    $500

  • Margaret and Michael Pierce

    $250

  • Linda & Simon Wilson

    $25

  • Odette Mace

     

  • Jerry Kuch

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • C Griffith

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pamela Warren

    $100

  • Vicki & Bob Griffith

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • KPMG Tax Business School Team

    $205

  • KPMG Business School

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $41,771 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Dawn Cunningham

Amount Raised

$7,590

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Gary Cunningham

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

67% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Cathy Harris

Amount Raised

$4,955

 

50% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Stephanie London

Amount Raised

$4,775

 

48% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Susan Rafte

Amount Raised

$4,575

 

92% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Sandra Bishnoi

Amount Raised

$2,825

 

57% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Gail Barr

Amount Raised

$1,980

 

26% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Zureich

Amount Raised

$1,750

 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

KPMG Business School

KPMG Business School

1 week ago

KPMG Tax Business School Team

KPMG Tax Business School Team

DONATION: $205

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

In your honor and for your friends who cared so deeply for you. 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Support from KPMG 4 months ago

Vicki & Bob Griffith

Vicki & Bob Griffith

DONATION: $250

Alison Anderson 4 months ago

Pamela Warren

Pamela Warren

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of Alison Renz Anderson 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

C Griffith

C Griffith

DONATION: $500

Love you Alison. 7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

12 months ago

Jerry Kuch

Jerry Kuch

DONATION: $200

On the occasion of Rosemary Herron's Birthday 1 year ago