Team Joyful Hope Sets a Goal to Raise 100K by 12/25/2015


When you are diagnosed with cancer, you spend a lot of time fighting for yourself. As a person that has always fought for others this was a difficult task for me. Day in and day out, I would sit at my treatments in a room secluded from the rest of the treatment center because I had a newborn and didn’t want to disturb anyone or jeopardize anything medically. I wanted to be out with everyone, talking to the elderly people that were alone. I wanted to give them companionship because I knew how much it helped having people with me during my treatments. I made a promise to myself that when I made it through this I would make a difference. I would do everything I could to help put an end to this awful disease.

We have been doing many things to give back since getting healthy, blogging to provide a place for other people struggling through this to relate, opening ourselves up for video chatting with people fighting the battle “Coffee and Cancer”, cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the patients at the chemo center to take home with them, baking, making soup, etc. Now we start the next leg of giving back and this leg is very near and dear to our hearts. While I was sick I learned about the StandUp2Cancer foundation. You may have heard of it. They take over all the major networks once a year to raise money. 100% goes to cancer research. We have started team “Joyful Hope” in an effort to raise 100K or more over the next two years. Please join us in making a difference and contribute to our campaign. No amount is too small or too large and your donation is tax deductible. Please spread the word to everyone you know. Your employer may even donate. Click here to join team JOYFUL HOPE today!

We will be doing several events to raise awareness and money. The first one is my very first MARATHON!! This marathon will be exactly a year and a day after my completion of chemotherapy, June 1st, 2013. I will be doing the Sunburst in South Bend, Indiana.

This journey of giving back and fighting this disease will be a part of the rest of our lives. After we hit this goal we will be adopting families struggling financially with the endless costs of cancer and raising money for them. We know from personal experience that cancer can devastate you financially and don’t want it to happen to others.

Click here to join team JOYFUL HOPE today!

Let’s put an end to these situations!!!


One comment on “Team Joyful Hope Sets a Goal to Raise 100K by 12/25/2015
  1. Hi all! Here is a video talking about the science behind of one of the dream teams I am trying to support through donations to Stand Up 2 Cancer.

    About this Dream Team’s Research

    The PI3K Dream Team is developing clinical techniques that may lead to therapeutic combinations able to hit multiple targets in the complex pathways that contribute to cancer cell growth in a variety of women’s cancers, such as breast, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers.

    The leaders of this Team are the pioneers who discovered the phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) pathway, a complex signaling cascade that promotes cancer cell growth and survival. They also discovered frequent mutations that occur in a set of genes that regulate the PI3K pathway.

    Drugs that can inhibit the PI3K pathway have been developed and are now in clinical trials. However, it currently is not possible to predict which tumors will respond to a PI3K inhibitor. This means that many women will be given treatments that have no benefit to them or could cause unnecessary complications.

    This Dream Team is trying to devise ways to predict which tumors will respond positively to a PI3K inhibitor. The team is starting a slew of Phase II breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer clinical trials that can identify predictive biomarkers and effective drug combinations. If successful, this work will accelerate personalized cancer care that can be incorporated into standard practice by doctors across the country

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