Welcome! - Help Lacy Raise Money for a Good Cause
Over 2 years ago, my good friend, Rebecca, found out that she had a rare appendiceal cancer, particularly rare for a young person. Since then she's had two Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) surgeries and a couple rounds of other chemotheropy. She's fighting this thing with everything she's got and then some, which if you know her is a lot. Rebecca's always been an inspiration to me but even more so over these past two years. She's done everything she can to learn about appendiceal cancer, effective treatments, and the best doctors in this area, which is how she found Dr. Sardi and Mercy Medical Center. It's now my turn to help her and those who are working to beat this thing.
On Sunday, September 22, I will participate in the 10th Annual “Heat It To Beat It” walk and you can be a part of it by making a donation! This walk was launched nine years ago to raise awareness and funds for research for a unique surgery and treatment of a rare form of cancer.
The spread of cancer throughout the abdomaen is known as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). A treatment called Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a highly effective, concentrated, heated chemotherapy that is delivered directly to the abdomen immediately after the surgical removal of advanced abdominal cancers. HIPEC is used to treat appendiceal, colon, and gynecologic cancers, as well as peritoneal mesothelioma. The HIPEC treatment helps eliminate any remaining cancer cells following the surgical removal of the disease.
The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy is one the top medical institutions in the United States that offers HIPEC treatment and is dedicating extensive research to increase HIPEC awareness and understanding with the medical community.
“Heat It To Beat It” refers to the heated chemotherapy that we use, which is essential in beating this type of cancer! The walk is our vehicle to raise awareness and the necessary funds to continue advancing medicine through research and promoting this life saving treatment.
I am motivated to participate in this event because I believe and care about this important research. We all need to learn more about PC and how to fight it.
I hope you will consider supporting this important cause by joining my team, registering to participate, or by directly making a donation! Every dollar counts. Just think a $20 donations is one month's worth of lattes or one night out at a restaurant (depends on who you are going with, but that means you could donate a bit more.)
Your support is appreciated!
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