In the Spring of 2006, I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) stage 0. “Was it even breast cancer,” some would say. To me it was. I was petrified. After my lumpectomy and radiation, I became driven to help other women who had experienced the same fear and isolation I felt.
As a local business woman, I had a voice. My intention was to use this voice to bring love to victims who had breast cancer and awareness to those who did not. I met Holly Anderson early on. We started working together on some fund-raising projects.
My contribution pales in comparison to the gift I have received in my association with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.
I have never met women more determined, more focused and more dedicated in their quest to help other women with this horrific disease. I am very humbled, every single day, to be a very small part of such an extraordinary group of women. Thank you!