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On Sunday, September 17, Bill and I will participate in the 8th Annual “Heat It To Beat It” Walk and you can be a part of it by making a donation on my fundraising page! This walk was launched eight years ago to raise awareness and funds for research for a unique surgery and treatment of a rare form of cancer.
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy ( HIPEC) is a highly effective, concentrated, heated chemotherapy that is delivered directly to cancer cells in the abdomen – this cancer is known as peritoneal carcinomatosis ( PC). The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy is one of only a handful of medical institutions in the country that offer this treatment and is dedicating extensive research to the use of HIPEC in the fight against this rare form of cancer of the abdomen and organs within the abdominal cavity as well as treating ovarian cancer.
“Heat It To Beat It” refers to the use of the heated chemotherapy which we’ve all learned is essential in beating this type of cancer! The walk is our vehicle to raise awareness and the necessary funds to continue the research that brings us this life saving treatment.
On March 30, 2012, I was diagnosed with Primary Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and was told I was inoperable (terminal, with a 6-8 month life expectancy). On July 3, 2012 I had "HIPEC" surgery.That will be FIVE years ago on this July 3rd!! As my daughter Emily wrote to her friends..."My Mom was diagnosed with terminal peritoneal carcinomatosis. Because of her fierce determination and strength along with the incrediable doctors at Mercy Hospital, she HEATED IT and BEAT IT!!! My family donates to this fundraiser every year. This is NO JOKE. This surgery SAVES LIVES!!! Please join us this year in donating to support this worthwhile cause." It's GREAT to be alive! Please help by making a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
I hope you will consider supporting me and this important cause by joining my team, registering to participate or making a donation!
Your support is appreciated!
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