Cori's Bucks for Boobs Fundraising Page
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. Almost 9 in 10 women survive breast cancer for 5 years or more. For men, the lifetime risk is 1 in 1,000 and account for less than 1% of diagnoses. And it's not just a human disease; Mammary tumors are the most common tumors detected in female dogs, third-most common in female cats.
Last year my mom and I were both diagnosed within 2 months of each other. We were incredibly lucky – our cancers were detected early and removed by our fantastic surgical oncologist. Statistically speaking the odds of recurrence are on the low side for us, but truth is it’s the luck of the draw...cancer is an equal opportunity foe and not everyone is as fortunate as we’ve been.
This year on behalf of my mom, myself, and my many warriors – and especially for my angels who went down swinging – I’ll be participating in the Step Up for Stefanie 4-miler on Saturday June 8. And accepting donations of any size!!
- Angels: Nicole, Novalina (a kitty), Karen, Patti
- Warriors: Carol, Janice, Debbie, Ellen, Lou Ann, Kathy, Barb, Mr. G (yes, my friend’s dad was just diagnosed this year), Anne 1, Anne 2, Marilyn, Linda, Cathy, Sandy, Mary, Bonnie, Tori, Jules, Kay, Shirley, Zabrina, Val, Marilyn, and last but most certainly not least…my Grandma Helen (diagnosed twice but only stopped by time. Take THAT, cancer!)
Unlike most of the larger “pink ribbon” organizations, 100% of your donation to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research is used to fund research at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the foremost cancer hospitals in the country. So you can rest easy knowing your hard-earned money is going directly to the front line and trenches in the war against this insidious disease.
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