Category Archive: Survivors

Nov 11

Impossible Dream

I’m a charity runner for the American Cancer Society.  I’m also a committee member for the Chicago ACS DetermiNation Team.  Because of my fundraising and committee work I hear a lot of stories.  Cancer stories.  Some uplifting.  Some not.  But every once in awhile a story comes along that sticks with me for a few …

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Jul 16

It’s All about the Cake!

My occupation is a national director, working for the American Cancer Society – an job that I have loved since the day I began in the “field” 18 years ago. I am an event planner, volunteer manager, relationship coordinator, fundraiser — basically a party planner that celebrates  & raises the much needed funds in the …

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Jul 16

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Make Great Runners

The first thing that needs to be said is that cancer patients and cancer survivors are amazing people doing amazing things. This is my personal epiphany. The facts by the numbers. I am 53 years old. On November 2nd I will be 8 years breast cancer free. Because I had become a couch potato, I …

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May 07

It only took 2 toe nails… BUT I DID IT!

We Made It!

How can I sum up my feelings before, during and after the Mini Marathon? I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be that is for sure! Maybe it’s because I knew I had to do it for all of my friends and family. I made sure that all of my ribbons were unique …

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May 04

Today We Live with DetermiNation!

My mom and I finishing Rock n Roll Chicago Together

Being a DetermiNation athlete has a very special meaning for me.  I am sure a majority of our athletes feel this way when they get involved with our team.  We are a group of people who are determined to beat cancer.  My story is sadly, not unique, but it does embody why being a DetermiNation athlete is …

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