On Sunday, September 22nd, Team Aefsky will participate in the 10th Annual “Heat It To Beat It” Walk. We will continue to walk in memory of mom, Vick, Aunt Vick, the red head, Lucy, etc., as I know she would want us to continue supporting Dr. Sardi, his wonderful team at Mercy, and to continue to help others that are currently undergoing treatment or could benefit from it.
This walk was launched 10 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.
We hope you will consider supporting us and this important cause by joining the team, registering to participate or making a donation!
Your support is appreciated!