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I recently lost a dear friend and senior client, Dr. Jean Lloyd, who I had been working with for over 8 years. She started training with me at the ripe age of 74 years because she intellectually knew being physically fit would help her during her autumn of life, even though she didn't like to exercise. Although it took her a few years to grow to enjoy our workouts she was happy to be able to carry her groceries home from the store, painting tools to art class and get up from the floor if she chose to sit there instead of the couch.
Jean led a full life of intellectual pursuits that included monthly attendance to the theater, philharmonic, weekly meetups at the Met, singing in the church choir, a book club, art classes, writing, volunteering at the NY Foundling Hospital because she loved children, and sharing her sociological perspective of how our culture has evolved in her lifetime to anyone that would listen. She also maintained a healthful lifestyle that consisted of eating a generally healthy diet, that kept her from becoming fully diabetic, and begrudgingly at first, but consistently, attending our weekly workouts. She was an inspiration as well as a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Despite all her wholesome choices she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer.
Jean faced cancer like she did every other challenge she had in her life with a stoic, tenacious and elegant resilience. She reined in her battle with cancer on April 18, 2017, just as she had lived her final years, peacefully and kindly.
I will miss Dr. Lloyd dearly and our workouts set to classical music. That is why I could not pass the opportunity to be part of a charitable event to help find new treatments for cancer that is being sponsored by the company my husband works for.
On June 10 I will ride 100 miles in Dr Jean Lloyd's honor and memory.
Cancer can affect anyone, which is why I am proud to be participating for a cause that will help create the Answer to Cancer. The Cancer Research Institute is working hard to bring a new and promising way to treat cancer, called immunotherapy, to all cancer patients.
Please make a donation today to help me reach my fundraising goal. 100% of all donations will go to support lifesaving cancer research.
I am grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word. Together, we will find the Answer to Cancer!
Stephen, diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer at 28, enrolled in a clinical trial for a checkpoint inhibitor, a type of immunotherapy.
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Deborah, who was treated with the immunotherapy Yervoy" in combination with radiation for stage III melanoma, participated in the 2016 Answer to Cancer cycling event to raise funds for CRI.
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In 2012, life-long Tennessean Philip was shocked to learn that he had kidney cancer. Not satisfied with the chemotherapy options presented to him, Philip enrolled a clinical trial for the immunotherapy nivolumab (Opdivo").
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