BENEFITING: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
EVENT DATE: May 13, 2017
Barb Shooshanian wrote -
#KellmannStrong...pretty much sums things up, doesn't it? As many of you know, our family has been touched by cancer far too many times – once is enough, quite frankly – but we have endured hearing the news you never want to hear - multiple times. Each breast cancer diagnosis was different in genetic makeup, surgery approach, treatment plan and overall recovery (both physically and mentally). Each breast cancer diagnosis was a reminder of our loving Father, who we lost to cancer so many years ago. Each breast cancer diagnosis reminded us that life is short and needs to be lived to the fullest. It’s taken some time, and I can’t speak for my entire family, but when I now think about the “C” word, I’ve learned to associate it with strength, resilience, unconditional love and a family bond so strong – nothing can shake it.
THAT is why we are participating in Race for the Cure! It is a day full of celebrating survivors and giving hope to those who fight the battle today. It is a day to reflect on how far the research has come. It is a day to raise money to keep that research going. The research dollars ARE working!
Finally, the fact that this amazing event is sponsored by Karmanos, is icing on the cake. The treatment we have received at Karmanos has been second to none. I say this often…it is everybody at Karmanos from the valet, to the front desk, to the nurses, to the schedulers, to our favorite oncologist! Karmanos is doing incredible work and we are honored to be associated with the facility.
So we ask you to join our team on May 13th! You can walk or you can run. If you can’t attend, please consider donating to this amazing cause.
Much love and good health to you all! xoxo