On Sunday, September 22nd, 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 on my fundraising page! This walk was launched 10 years ago to raise awareness and funds for research for the unique surgery that I had, and is only treatment of my 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.
I am motivated to participate in this event because this treatment and this team of doctors have saved my life, and I'm determined to help find the causes/cures/ and save others through continued research and improved treatment!!
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! Thanks for loving me through this! Andrea