Thanks for making a gift in support of advanced therapies and research benefiting current cancer patients and Roswell doctors, and in memory of warriors like my mom, Connie Walsh!
This year I am riding in honor of my friend Alicen:
"I was diagnosed with Triple Positive Breast Cancer in early November. Obviously this came as a huge shock. My daughter had just turned 1 in September and all my research suggested the likelihood of cancer post baby was low. Being 39 years old, a cancer diagnosis had never even crossed my mind. I had a biopsy on November 3rd, and 2 days later I received the call that it was Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and that it had spread into my Lymph Nodes. I was now tasked with finding an oncologist and a surgeon. I was so lucky that all of my options were wonderful doctors, but I ended up choosing Roswell Park for my cancer treatment. From Day 1 at Roswell, my care has been nothing other than outstanding. Not only do I have docs that make regular Top Doctors lists, but the nurses and staff have also been incredible. They make me feel at ease and they truly do care about my wellbeing. I also receive follow up calls from Roswell asking if I need any assistance in any way. Having all of my care under one roof, connected, has made this experience much easier. The team approach and cohesive nature at Roswell has provided me the very best treatment and a positive experience to date. I started chemotherapy at Roswell in December and completed 6 rounds of chemo on March 17. My next step is a double mastectomy. I am eager to move on to the next phase of this cancer journey. After surgery, I will have some recovery time and then begin 6 weeks of radiation and resume a lighter chemo dose for the rest of the year. My cancer journey is not over yet, but I am confident with the continued treatment at Roswell Park that one day I will be able to say that I am cancer free!"
Thanks for supporting Alicen and thousands of other patients who need it here in Buffalo and beyond!