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When we support research, we promote amazing things: new breakthroughs, faster advances and better outcomes for people with breast cancer.
Here, supporters share the inspiration behind their dedication to cancer research:
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's #WhyResearch matters. Scientific innovation is the only way we will be able to effectively treat and prevent breast cancer altogether. The UCF College of Medicine supports breast cancer research – and you can, too! For the rest of the month of May, each time you tag your public Instagram posts with #WhyResearch, $10 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (up to $10,000)! Share a photo of why breast cancer research is important to you – this could be a particular person impacted by the disease, or something more abstract like an image that symbolizes hope, courage and strength.
Just a Tuesday night. Lifting a toast to my girls finishing up another semester. Cant tell you enough how proud I am of both of them and all they have accomplished. They have had to deal with so much in their short lives and they have come thru as strong young women. I am thankful God chose me to be their mom (even with all the challenges we have had to live through). I continue to fight and stay strong for them. They are what keep me fighting. #whyresearch
#Chemo Week 139: This week my mom gained a little bit of her freedom back. Among the many things one may lose while undergoing chemo treatment aside from; hair, energy, sense of taste/smell, and skin texture changes, is one's own independence. Chemo has weakened my mom's joints so much, she needs a walker to help stabilize her steps. Even then, walking shorter distances can be a challenge for her. So, after some research, last weekend I got her a scooter! We'd rented them a few times with great success. Now? She has one of her very own! . . Little things all of us take for granted daily, she is thrilled to do like being able to physically go into places she loves like @alexandani or @verabradley, or even take a lap around @disneysprings. She can actually do this stuff now! Seeing her become curious again about going out, and smiling so big? PRICELESS. . . My mom had never been to @OrlandoFringe, @orlandoshakes, or @orlandomuseumofart due to physical limitations over the years. Last weekend, we broke in her new scooter by doing all three . . At #OFringe26, she met the very talented Valerie David, who invited my mom out to see her show @pinkhulkplay. Like my mom, Valerie is also a two time cancer Survivor! A natural storyteller, inspired by her own experiences with cancer, Valerie walked us through her experience; chats with doctors, friends, lovers, parents, how it felt when she lost her hair, how she felt after losing a bestie who couldn't handle her treatment, and so much more. In an hour's time my mom learned she was not alone. In fact, the audience for Valerie's last show was filled with loved ones and Survivors - including ladies I recognized from @OrlandoStrides! . . My mom was so touched, she gave Valerie one of her favorite @alexandani bracelets, her "Celebrate Today" one benefitting @americancancersociety, who ironically, Valerie fundraised for after every performance at Fringe. That's just... my mom She will give you the shirt off her back if she knew it would help you or your family. I learned from THE BEST. . . . #ThePinkHulk #breastcancer #uterinecancer #cancer #cancersucks #cancersurvivor #MakingStrides #freedom #4ellen #whyresearch
#whyresearch matters to me: This is a picture of me and my mother a week before she died. My single mother died from #breastcancer. She had undergone surgery and chemotherapy for months in Ghana . She was told she was safe and didnt need chemotherapy again. My mother lived for 4yrs more and passed on. I believe if there is more research done, a better way of treating Breast Cancer will come out and this will help cure women across the world. I have dedicated the rest of my life to educating people about health and breast Cancer. I hope more funds are paid into research to bring out a better outcome which will also help women in Africa. Research is very important and key to the survival of Breast Cancer fighters. @bcrfcure @susangkomen @bcacampaign @komenla @komen3day #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #cancer #cancerawareness #cancerreasearch #research #Africa #Ghana #WomeinAfrica
Why Research? Because medical research is the only way out of this disease Rochelle Barr 1959-2016 #WhyResearch
“My mother grew up with two immigrant parents and spent any free time working in their picture frame shop. Through hard work and determination she became a part of @northwesternmedicine’s 6 year med program and proceeded to be @stanford’s youngest medical resident. Now she holds a distinguished career as head of pediatric anesthesia. She has been the best mom in the entire world. She has proven that as a woman, you can have aspirations while running a family. When I was 10 years old my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and it was heartbreaking for everyone. It's something that is still hard to talk about because it makes me remember the only time in my life where I thought she looked weak. However one thing that I'll never forget was her refusal to wear a wig when she lost her hair. To her, showing her shaved head to the world wasn't a sign of illness so much as it was a sign of her fight. My mother is forever and always a survivor. We are unbelievably fortunate that her cancer never progressed past stage 1 and that she was cured after surgeries, chemo, and the continuation of pills daily. This is her 6th year cancer free and for this I am indescribably grateful. When I was 12, I told my mom I didn't want to end up like her because didn't want to have cancer but I now realize that there are so many other ways that I do want to be like her. As a matter of fact, the greatest compliment I've ever been given is that I am a mini version of her because she has done and continues to do it all. @bcrfcure is an amazing organization because they are working to make sure that young girls everywhere grow up with mothers that will influence them to the extent that mine has. BCRF utilizes the power of research in hopes of curing this terrible illness that takes far too many lives and touches far too many families. Thank you #BCRF for seeking to give futures to women everywhere, and to my mother for teaching me that a woman never has to rely on anyone but herself, I truly can't think of anyone more remarkable.” – @gracek_shin . . . Join Grace and tell us #WhyResearch matters to you. For every post shared on Instagram using the hashtag, $10 will be donated to BCRF.
"Why research? Because while bald is beautiful, it should be a choice." Tell us #WhyResearch matters to you. For every post shared on Instagram from now until Mother's Day using the hashtag, $10 will be donated to BCRF, up to $5,000. #whyresearch
#whyresearch BCRF For all moms, daughters, sisters and friends to feel hope and share joy, laughter and compassion in all that they do!
#whyresearch Because I have metastatic breast cancer and I want to live long enough to see these girls grow up.
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