Please walk with me as a cancer survivor or donate to this great cause!
I am a 2 time colon cancer survivor. First diagnosed on September 23, 2009 (at the age of 38) with stage 3 after undergoing a colonoscopy and bowel resection surgery. I underwent 6 months of FOLFOX6 chemotherapy. I was clean for just about 2 years to the day. The colon cancer returned and spread to my ovary. I underwent surgery again on April 4, 2012. It was back at stage 4. I underwent chemotherapy and used the FOLFIRI method + Avastin.
While, I receieved treatment both times at Lipson Cancer Center, I have been able to utilize cancer patient and survivor benefits at Wilmot and Pluta. I go to Gentle Yoga and am considering Tai Chi classes and get to talk with other people that have had the same issues I am dealing with that brings another level of understanding. I have really bonded with the women I have met there.
The Warrior Walk will be a fun-filled event for cancer survivors to connect with one another and share in celebration with their friends, family and caregivers. Today, there are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, a number that increases every day. These survivors deserve to have the fullest, healthiest possible life after their cancer care yet face many ongoing health challenges. The effects of cancer treatment can be far-reaching, and dependent upon many factors, including the type and progression of the disease, length of treatment, and the ever-evolving drugs and therapies used.
Please join us on June 2, National Cancer Survivor's Day, as hundreds will come together to support Judy's Fund at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. http://warriorwalk.urmc.edu
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!