Grafton High School has been involved in raising awareness and funds for stomach cancer since 2010. The community first became involved upon learning of the personal connection to stomach cancer that GHS English teacher Beth Lambert and her family had. Lambert’s brother Steve passed away at the age of forty-six, from stomach cancer, related to the CDH1 genetic mutation. This mutation causes not only stomach cancer, but also colon cancer and lobular breast cancer. Lambert, her brother, and sister underwent total gastrectomies, the removal of their entire stomachs, after discovering that they too had this mutation. This procedure was found to be life-saving for them.
Ever since learning the story of Lambert and her family,Grafton High School has been raising awareness and funds for stomach cancer. Come by November 1st, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. or make a donation to support Grafton High School’s effort to raise funds and awareness and be a part of the 3rd Annual Worldwide No Stomach for Cancer Walk to help fight stomach cancer.