We are particpating in the Heat It To Beat It walk on Sunday, September 22nd to support Rebecca (Reyes-Alicea) Vincent as she was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in early 2017. She has survived 3 major surgeries, 2 of which included Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and 24 rounds of chemotherapy over the last 2 years. Mercy Medical Center and Dr. Sardi provided her with excellent care! Dr. Sardi is committed to conducting research and with networking with specialists arond the world, which is so important as this is considered a rare disease. She is looking forward to giving back through this event to raise awareness and funding to support continued research.
This is 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 for a unique surgery and treatment of a rare form of cancer.
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!