Welcome to Christine Fretwell's personal page
1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And that sucks the big one! Even 1 in 100 is too many.
You may have seen the jump in my goal. This is because this year if we raise 2,500 or more, we can pick where the funds are directed. I pick metestatic research. Metestatic research currently gets about 7% of the total research funding. BUT metestatic is the only cancer that kills. This doesn't make sense. They need to turn cancer into a chornic illness then they can work on prevention and better treatment. Stop the deaths first. At this moment, along with myself I personally know 4 other moms of young children in this stage 4 thriver mode (2 are not breast cancer but are just as terminal). This is horrible and more needs to be done. Our kids deserve to have a mother.
In June 2015 I got the bad news. For the next year I went through the triad of chemo, surgery and radiation and thought I was free. Nope. Life had other plans for me and my first post treatment scan that was supposed to be clean wasn't. The cancer just moved around a bit taking advantage of other nearby locations to make it's home in.
My life, the rest of it, will be spent trying to get rid of those unwanted visitors and keep it from moving elsewhere. For that to happen there needs to be more research, more studies, more treatment.
This is where you come in. Please contribute what you can to help me achieve my fundraising goal. Every dollar makes a difference and gets us one step closer to making breast cancer beatable. Your donation will fund innovative breast cancer research to help save the lives of more women and provide support programs to those affected by this disease/
I know not all can donate. Consider volunteering your time either at your local cancer agency or even for the run event itself.
Did you know that just $100 could fund 2 hours of lifesaving research in a world class laboratory? Your contribution could lead to the next breakthrough!
Together, we can change the future of breast cancer.
Thanks in advance for your support!