As many of you know last year was my first year doing the Dempsey Challenge. It was a great experience and the feeling I had when I walked across the finish line is indescribable. And I want that feeling again this year!
In May of 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I went through a couple of surgeries, chemo and radiation. Thinking I was in the clear, I had a PET Scan a year later in May of 2018 to find that the cancer had metastasized to my bones. The cancer had spread to several spots in my spine. I wasn’t going to let that get me down. I went on to a chemo treatment that seemed to be working great until February of this year. An MRI showed that the cancer had spread throughout my spine and a spot on my shoulder. I started a new treatment which didn’t seem to be right for me, so I changed that up this month. I pray that this will be the treatment that works!
Last year I raised just under $4,000 with the help of all my amazing friends and family. I want to do that again. I’m starting my fundraising earlier this year in hopes that I will be able to meet or exceed my goal from last year. I’m hoping to have some drawings again this year and even if you donate now your name will go into any drawing that I have. So please, every dollar helps and will get me to my goal. And I’m sorry to say, but I’ll probably be blowing up your Facebook news feeds again this year!
Thank you all so much for your support, this organization helps so many people just like me. I want to give them back what they have done for me.
I'm raising money for the Dempsey Center, a Maine-based nonprofit organization with locations in Lewiston and South Portland.
The Dempsey Center makes life better for people managing the impact of cancer by easing the side effects of cancer through complementary therapies, counseling and other support services for individuals and families.
Please support me in my fundraising efforts by making a donation. Any amount you can give makes a difference!
Every dollar of your donation directly benefits cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Thank you for your support!
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