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Cancer can affect anyone, which is why I am proud to be participating in this event 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.
When I was a little girl my grandfather died of cancer - that was 45 years ago, what did I know? But as the years went on, cancer seemed to be getting everyone I knew; my sister in law, a best friend from high school, my mom's best friends, my daughter's classmate only 8 years old, a friend's 12 year old cousin, a young girl from the block I grew up on, co workers, distant relatives, a woman I call my little sister from years past, 2 of my best friends, parents of my best friends, my cousins, my neighbor, my mother in law & my husband. Countless others, the LIST goes on. Some beat it & unfortunately some didn't..... It's maddening at times when you got that call - so & so has been diagnosed with cancer - you just go numb for the moment and pray they will be ok. I had a scare in June 2016 - a lesion in my skull - what the hell??? Cut open my head? Take this "thing" out ? Put a plate in my head? I was LUCKY, no cancer for me - but I was scared to death. So now I want to take this 50 mile ride - and help raise money so everyone's LIST of people they know that have cancer, grows shorter! I am asking you to give up your fancy coffee for a day or two and donate that money - every dollar helps! This is for all cancers! Everyone knows someone. This will be quite the challenge for me but nothing like the challenge every cancer patient faces.
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 beyond 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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