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Every day, 70 Canadians will hear the words “you have breast cancer" and on February 28, 2019, I was one of those Canadians and in September 2020, my one and only sister also heard those exact words, "you have breast cancer". Genetic testing revealed that my breast cancer happened by chance, not genetics. We have had zero family history on either side of the family.
While we were both diagnosed with breast cancer, my cancer and treatment was different than my sister's. Sadly, her cancer is aggressive, Stage 3 therefore she has undergone a far more aggressive treatment plan including a lumpectomy, double mastectomy, chemo treatments and soon she will be starting radiation. Make no mistake, she is stronger than cancer! She is a warrior, strong, and brave and my inspiration!
I continue to take a daily oral chemo pill and later this month will undergo more testing, always an anxious time for me. I still have appointments with my surgeon, my medical oncologist and my radiation oncologist, as well as my family doctor and other professionals. That being said, I am one of the lucky ones. My prognosis is excellent, my disease, as I understand it, is curable. Why? Research. Funding. Brave women and men who have opted to be part of clinical studies. Compassion. Care. Experts.
Due to COVID 19, this year's mass organized runs across Canada have for the second year in a row, been re-imagined as Virtual Runs. So on October 3rd, 2021, I plan on walking 5 kms. for LAURIE and for all those who have fought and won, those who have fought and lost the battle, for those who have just been diagnosed, and those who will be diagnosed in the future.
This will be my 9th year participating as a walker and Team Lead for our team. I know first-hand the need for research and the impact it makes in the lives of so many. Please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause. I know that together, we can change the future of breast cancer and make breast cancer beatable! Thanks in advance for your support!
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