David Duane, Walking in memory of his mother, Rita Duane (2009.) We are walking for a beloved mom… a beloved Nonni…. A beloved Aunt Rita. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, treatment was successful, but then she was diagnosed with another form of cancer – leiomeiosarcoma in 2007 and passed away shortly after Christmas…

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Nancy Fullerton, Two-time Survivor since 2008 My Story—-It was 1996 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, at age 48. I had a mastectomy & 5 treatments of chemo therapy. In 2008 I had a reoccurrence,  had surgery, and was thankfully was spared chemo treatments. It’s an honor to be part of R4R participating with…

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Marie Joyce Rose, Survivor since 2016 I was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 51, and then had a recurrence in my pelvic bone in 2016 right before the 2016 Runway for Recovery, which I walked in (well, ran in because I had another quick costume change!) Thanks…

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Kerry Volke, Survivor since 2015 My name is Kerry Volke. I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at the age of 32. At the time my two sons were three years old and eight months old. To say my life was turned upside down would be an understatement. I am very…

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Nya Gavin, Walking in celebration of her mother, Crystal Davis (survivor since 2008.)  I found out my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was twelve. It was also the summer before I was to start my school, Boston Latin. I remember being nervous about starting a new school but also worried about what…

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Lisa Barstow, A recent survivor and walking in memory of her mother, Betty Emmons Barstow Hite (1972.)  Betty Emmons Barstow Hite, our beloved mother and grandmother was ill with breast cancer for 15 of her 50 years. She was one of the first recipients of chemotherapy in 1971 until her death the next year in 1972.…

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Trish Siefer, walking in memory of her sister-in-law, Wendy Nicholson Bailey (2016.) Trish, Marnie, Sis and Susannah will be walking in honor of our dear sister-in-law, daughter, cousin and best friend, Wendy Nicholson Bailey.    Wendy passed away on August 22, 2016 at the age of 47 after a courageous three and a half year battle…

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Beth Conway, Walking in celebration of her mother, Mary Conway I walk for my mom, Mary Cassidy Conway – a fighter and survivor.  It’s hard to describe how my mom’s diagnosis changed my family’s life.  I just remember thinking that in the blink of an eye, we were part of this club that no one…

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Holly Raissipour, Survivor since 2010 My name is Holly Raissipour and I am a seven year breast cancer survivor. Being diagnosed at 39 all the way across the country in Seattle, away from all but my immediate family, made me realize just how precious life can be. Not just life, but living life to the fullest.…

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Linda Jones & Karin Castro and Olivia & Samantha Jones, Walking in memory of their mother and grandmother, respectfully, Ann Wilkie Marotto (1994.)   It was a crisp October weekend in 1986.  We were all home from college for a fun weekend at the Head of the Charles.  That was the first time we heard the…

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