Jim's Walking Warriors
On Sunday, September 22rd, Jim’s Walking Warriors 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 the Team fundraising page! This walk was launched nine years ago to raise awareness and funds for research in the treatment for a unique surgery and treatment of a rare form of abdominal cancer — known as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). I am survivor of this rare cancer — three years since surgery with no further evidence of disease!
To battle this cancer, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a highly effective, concentrated, heated chemotherapy that is delivered directly to cancer cells in the abdomen. 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! Much love and appreciation, Jim Gibbs