Each Moment We're Alive - Circle of Angels
Dear Friends & Family,
Another year has come and gone. I began raising money for the Rays of Hope in 2009.
In my efforts to raise money towards a cure for Breast Cancer. Here is a recap of why I walk….
1. Over 20 years ago my childhood friend Kathy (Roses) was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was the girl I took dance class, went to girl scouts and played "Babies" with. Never in our youth where we prepared for this. Fortunately, Roses is still without any evidence of disease.
2. My 2nd reason is Sheila Aubrey Fiala. Sheila was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Breast Cancer in 2007. This is a type of Stage IV breast cancer. I honestly do not know how she stayed so positive. When I went through my own cancer experience in December, 2008 for atypical hyperplasia cells, Sheila was at all my doctors’ appointments and surgery. She was a true advocate and a blessing. Sheila passed away in 2011.
3. My 3rd and most precious reason I walk is for Each Moment We’re Alive, Inc. After my 2nd bout with breast cancer in 2014 with triple negative breast cancer I discovered that the weeks and months spent after treatment were unchartered in the medical world, in that there were no more treatment protocols, no one to talk to who could begin to understand what I had just been through and the frightening tunnel of aloneness. Each Moment We’re Alive supports women with weekly support groups for those beginning their treatments, and survivorship programs for after treatments are completed.
Each Moment We’re Alive offers emotional support. Rays of Hope supports research at the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, treatment programs and services through the Baystate Health Breast Network, outreach and education and awards grants to support complementary therapies throughout western Massachusetts.
Sheila’s courage (along w/ Roses & all the ladies in EMWA/Circle of Angels) give me a reason to be thankful for all I have and to thank them for their courage. I can’t do this alone – I need your help to reach my fundraising goal. There is strength in numbers and together we can make a difference. All funds raised remain local.
Please make a contribution toward my goal in support of such an outstanding organization. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.
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