Helena and Gerard Dupree via Crowdrise
June 28, 2011
BENEFITING: Uniting Against Lung Cancer
EVENT DATE: Oct 23, 2011
HOURS PLEDGED: 300
Over 2 years ago, our mother, Roseanne, (Rosie) was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, Stage IV. She underwent invasive surgery to remove 3 large tumors on her lung, plus 3 lymphnodes that were also cancerous. She received the most aggressive treatment of chemotherapy and radiation together. Shortly after this treatment, she was told that the cancer had won and they would do what they could to keep her alive as long as possible. Rosie decided to fight this prognosis! On the same day that she received the news that her older brother suddenly passed away, within 30 minutes, she received news that there was no cancer anywhere else in her body. A miracle? We believe so...and we want to honor our mother and this miracle and keep fighting to keep her alive by paying it forward and contributing to Lung Cancer research. My younger brother, Gerard, and I, are running a half marathon, The Mini Myrtle Beach Marathon, http://www.runmyrtlebeach.com in honor of our mother Rosie and her fight against Lung Cancer. This project is our fundraiser for the half marathon. The CARS is Rosie's favorite band and quite simply it works perfectly for our project name because we are CHILDREN ADVOCATING for ROSIE'S SURVIVAL. Donations go to http://unitingagainstlungcancer.org Rosie continues to receive ongoing chemotherapy to keep the cancer away. We want her to have her normal life back! Her latest PET scan shows that the Cancer continues to stay away from other parts of her body. Thank you to everyone who has been a constant source of support, love, inspiration and hope to our mother. She is a fighter, but her fight, the fire inside her, gets fuel from all of the love she receives on daily basis. We believe in the unbelievable and we will never stop fighting!!!! xo "It's MAGIC when I'm with you!"- The Cars
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