BENEFITING: CANCER WELLNESS CONNECTIONS
EVENT DATE: Sep 16, 2017
My husband, Shawn, and I have chosen to participate in the 10th Annual Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers 5k this year with our team, “Cervivor Fight Club” to raise funds for a cause that’s so close to our hearts. You see, I was diagnosed with Cervical Adenocarcinoma in November of 2016. In terms of treatment, there is no “one size fits all” for this type of diagnosis therefore, each diagnosis comes with its own unique treatment plan. In addition, there is no current cure for Cervical Cancer. As you can imagine “our” world was tossed upside down with the news of my diagnosis. Words like, “invasive” and “aggressive” coming from my gynecologic oncologist’s mouth stung in our ears. Like so many others that have been forced down this unforeseen path, we started to prioritize and plan a fight for my treatment and care. Fortunately, through surgery my cancer was able to be removed. However, the fact that I was diagnosed with Cervical Adenocarcinoma (a glandular type of cancer which is reoccurring) means that I’m not quite out of the woods just yet. Following my treatment plan further, I will need to undergo a complete hysterectomy in order to ensure my complete health and safety. Despite our journey and its pitfalls, we firmly believe that we’ve had the upper hand this entire time, and still do. There are so many others that get diagnosed with gynecologic cancers that have to fight a more ferocious battle than we’ve been presented with – hair loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, etc. (this list could go on and on!). Ultimately, this is why we’ve chosen to participate in this 5k; to raise awareness of ovarian/gynecologic cancers and to raise funds for Cancer Wellness Connections. The activities this organization provides to patients has the ability to brighten a single day in their daily fight to survive. Not to mention, improve their overall quality of life. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of such an amazing cause? Join our Cervivor Fight Club team or donate to the cause today! Any support is appreciated beyond words!! Thank you!