In February 2012, I heard the horrible words... "you have breast cancer." I saw my whole life flash before me! I had so many questions. Who would take care of my children? How would I pay my bills? How would I handle surgery, chemo, radiation?
These were just a few of my questions. After a short period of feeling sorry for myself, I went into FIGHT MODE! My first priority was to KICK CANCER'S ASS! My second priority was to keep food on the table for my 3 precious boys, and a roof over their heads. Throughout this journey, I was unable to work; therefore, paying all of my bills was not possible.
During my cancer odyssey, I was blessed with the generosity of organizations that help breast cancer patients with finances. My financial burdens were alleviated through grants and direct donations that enabled me to pay my mortgage, keep the lights on and feed my children. This was a HUGE relief, as I needed to put ALL my energy in to healing, surviving and coming out on top!
Since my diagnosis, I have done so much to "PAY IT FORWARD," but this is by far, my most favorite! On October 2nd I will join other survivors and dance with a professional dance partner from Fred Astare Dance Studio of Morristown. "Dancing With The Suvivors" is a fundraiser that you won't want to miss. ALL funds raised, go to help a breast cancer patient currently undergoing treatment. The Pink Fund's (www.thepinkfund.org) philosophy is to provide up to 90 days of non-medical financial aid to cover basic cost of living expenses. By providing this financial bridge, The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs, while decreasing stress levels. These factors help breast cancer patients focus on healing, and improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life.
As a participant in "Dancing With the Survivors," I am committed to raising a minimum of $1,000 for The Pink Fund. I am asking for your generosity in supporting me as I put on my dancing shoes and PAY IT FORWARD!
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