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Triple Positive Hope Chest

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Kerry Lupher via Crowdrise
May 13, 2012

I am so thankful for my Mother!!!  See more
Kerry Lupher

THE STORY:

In honor of my Mom, Jo Anne W. Lupher, we're raising money to fund breast cancer research; in particular, the kind my Mom is fighting... "triple positive." Our goal: $3,036 by Mom's birthday, October 21st.

What's "triple positive"? It means the cancer grows in response to the hormone estrogen and the hormone progesterone. In addition, the cancer cells make too much of a protein known as HER2/neu. WebMD explains it pretty well: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/breast-cancer-types-er-positive-her2-positive

WebMD says that about 20% to 25% of breast cancers are Her2 positive and that these cancers tend to be much more aggressive and fast-growing.

Mom's story: Last fall, Mom had a radical right mastectomy. She has now completed 6 chemotherapy treatments and 6 weeks of radiation (as of last Friday!). Way to go Mom!!! Let's just say... bald is beautiful! She will also continue Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks through most of 2012. Mom and Dad live in Challis, Idaho. A town of just 900 people; 4 hours and a few mountain passes away from Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise. For each treatment, Mom made the trek over the mountains, through the avalanche zone, along three winding rivers, and past many deer and elk. What a trooper...  she keeps saying, "she's just doing her time."

There's a sign in Mom's kitchen that reads, "If Momma ain't happy, nobody's happy." We're trying, Mom, and I know the Breast Cancer Rearch Foundation is trying really hard, too!

Love to Mom!

 

*** Donate $25 or more and I'll personally send you a pink Positivity Bracelet!***

Hurry, while supplies last!

 

Short on cash? Consider donating your ponytail (or someone else's) to people fighting cancer. Check out my "Ponytail Allies" page on Facebook.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$215

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kerry Lupher

     

  • Jane Wilson

     

  • Caryn Capriccioso

     

  • Jamie Sabbach & Lisa Martin

     

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7% Raised of $3,036 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kerry Lupher

Amount Raised

$215

 

7% Raised of $3,036 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jane Wilson

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Julie Turner

Julie Turner

I am grateful for my mother and all that she does. 5 years ago

Maggie Rogan

Maggie Rogan

5 years ago

Jamie Sabbach & Lisa Martin

Jamie Sabbach & Lisa Martin

6 years ago

Caryn Capriccioso

Caryn Capriccioso

6 years ago

Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson

6 years ago

Kerry Lupher

Kerry Lupher

6 years ago