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On Sunday, September 17, 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 to treat appendix cancer, colon cancer and other forms of cancer that have metasized to the abodomen. 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 these rare forms 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.
I am motivated to participate in this event because I underwent this form of chemotherapy five years ago under the direction of Dr. Sardi. I was diagnosed with Stage Four appendix cancer and given about 30% chance of five-year survival. But thanks to Dr. Sardi and Mercy Hospital, I have been free from appendix cancer since.
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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