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 in 2009. Rita remains an inspiration to the family she loved dearly, the friends from everywhere, and the three boys (4 including husband Jack) that made up the “Duane Locker Room”. Rita’s laughter and optimism was infectious, and her love endures. We love you mom.Read More »
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 my sister Kim and nieces Kristina & Vanessa. I walk in loving memory of my sister Kathy. I’m excited and privileged to be with the women who have experienced similar stories.Read More »
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 to the excellent treatment from Dr. John Erban and the Breast Health Center team at Tufts Medical Center, this recurrence is not really fazing me. There has been such an advancement in the treatments for metastatic breast cancer, I sometimes forget I have cancer! I…Read More »
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 fortunate that I have an amazing family and group of close knit friends. Everyone rose to the occasion to help be battle this terrible disease. Besides being supported by family and friends I was also welcomed with open arms into the breast cancer sisterhood. I…Read More »
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 my mom was going through. It was a transition period for me in many ways. During that time I got to witness the strength and spirit of my mom. Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer and going through numerous chemo treatments, my mom still…Read More »
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