Stephanie's Army is taking Brain Cancer head on!
Thank you for visiting my personal page and helping me to reach my fundraising goal!
As many of you know my breast cancer metastasized to my brain 3 years ago and I underwent CyberKnife which is radiation to the lesion. It worked for about 2 years and then they discovered the lesion had regrowth under the radiation necrosis. I underwent a week of CyberKnife and am still dealing with the swelling (necrosis) that left me hemiplegic (brain damage causing paralysis to the right side of my body). Funds raised for Head for the Cure will not only help research brain cancer, but also new ideas on how to combat side effects from treatment. Your support would mean so much to me and others affected by brain cancer!
I am joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in the Head for the Cure 5K - NC Triangle on Sunday, February 27th. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
Each year, over 80,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.
Head for the Cure works to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where those diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and we are all inspired to carry on the fight.
Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.
Please consider making a donation today to help me reach my goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!
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