Sally Mandel via Crowdrise
November 01, 2014
This year's No Stomach For Cancer worldwide walk is taking place on Saturday, November 1. This charity raises money to create awareness of the disease and fund research for a cure.
The story - in February, Sally was diagnosed with stomach cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In American the disease is less common because of better food safety and handling. Unfortunately, for a small percentage of stomach cancer patients, the disease is linked to a genetic component.
Sally's father, Harry died from stomach cancer in 1978 at age 54. Sally is a CDH1 gene carrier and her children and siblings are currently being tested for the gene. If they have the gene they have an extremely high risk of Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) and would have to undergo a prophylactic gastroectomy.
WALK ROUTE: 1.7 miles around Orange Reservoir in South Mountain Reservation
MEETING POINT: Clipper Picnic Pavillion
PARKING: Across the street from the Clipper Pavillion/Swan Boat area on Orange Reservoir (Oakdale Parking lot) Free. On Cherry Lane, south of Northfield Ave (rte 508) and north of South Orange Avenue (rte 510). The closest physical address, just north of the swan's is McLoone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052
Walk Time: 9:00 am
There are two ways to support:-
1) JOIN THE TEAM by registering for the walk (details below) at No Stomach for Cancer and then creating your personal fundraising page on Sally's team here at crowdrise; or
2) DONATE using the ORANGE BUTTON to the right.
REGISTRATION: Full Registraion through NoStomachforCancer.org, includes a shirt, wrist bands, magnets, and awareness cards, is $45 for adults, and $30 for children. Register using this link: REGISTER. Then set up a page on Crowdrise by clicking the REGISTRATION BUTTON on https://www.Crowdrise.com/TeamSally
Learn more about stomach cancer, it's risks and prevention, research studies, genetics and personal accounts at www.nostomachforcancer.org.
Thank you very much!