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"I promise, Suzy... Even if it takes the rest of my life." - Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?


Just in recent years, Triple Negative Breast Cancer has sparked interest in the news where instead of calling the tumor as ER-negative, PR-negative, and HER2-negative; researchers began using the shorthand term, "Triple Negative," dubbed the "new type" type of cancer. Being Triple Negative, you don't have a targeted therapy and that your only treatment option is chemotherapy.

Triple Negative is seen in about 15% of all breast cancers. Triple Negative is a very aggressive cancer that tends to strike younger women, pre-menopause, especially among African-American women and women who have BRCA1 mutations. The tumor tends to be fast growing and is less likely to show up on an annual mammogram. TN is more likely to metastasis early on; has a high rate of recurrence in the first 2-3 years from diagnosis and has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer due to lack of specific, targeted treatment for TNBC.

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Seize Each new Day with Renewed Strength,
Believe in Yourself, Go forward with
Courage and faith
to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

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Work hard. Play hard.
Be thankful for our blessings.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Celebrity Wait Night 2016

So much fun at Celebrity Wait Night on September 20, 2016 with raising lots of cash benefiting the Victory Center.
I spent the night volunteering to sell 50/50 raffle tickets to our guests, and they were buying $5 to $20 worth at a time in addition to gift basket and wine pull raffles.  It was a western theme... tho, I didn't win best western costume, I was still a "rock star" in paying it forward.  The wait staff consisting of many local doctors and other well known people of our local community had also participated in raising tips that were also donated to the Victory Center, a cancer wellness center serving Northwest Ohio.

Not your typical rock star

Selling hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of raffle tickets!

Our 50/50 raffle ticket winner!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Toledo Walleye Pink in the Rink 2016

Annual Breast Cancer Awareness night on February 27, 2016 at Toledo Walleye Hockey with my pink sisters.  This years event was paint the rink pink with messages of hope and support in our local breast cancer community.

Victory Gals in the house!
Laurie, Dianna, Rita, Melissa P., Jyll, Melissa J., Carol,
Beth, Lori, Becky and Diane

Rita, Jyll, Becky, Wally the Walleye, Melissa J., Melissa P.
and Diane. 4 of us are TNBC survivors.

Paint the ice PINK!

Team Holly, TNBC sister 4-Ever in our hearts

Toledo Walleyes!

Miss you Holly

My pink fans!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Victory Gals Night Out at Barry Manilow Concert 2016

Barry Manilow "One Last time"
Night out with my pink Victory Gals sisters at Barry Manilow's farewell concert on April 27, 2016 at the Huntington Center in Toledo.  Thank you Huntington Center and The Victory Center for bringing us gals together for "one last time" with Barry!  It was an excellent concert with Barry singing hit after hit songs. One of my favorites was "Looks Like We Made It."

Us Victory Gals: Kim, Carol, Lori, Linda, Melissa
Elaine, Rita and Devorah

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