Making Strides of Jersey City

EPTG Walks with Queen Norma

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We've formed a team because this cause is important to us; we want to help. Walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer. This year we walk in honor of my mom, Norma. Below I share with you her story:

"In mid September 2018, I noticed that inside my bra was a small stain the color was similar to olive oil. I didn't pay  to much attention because for a couple of years already I had a discharge from by nipple (no color) and the doctor had said it was normal. I washed my bra and didn't see any stains again until September 28, 2018. I debated on whether or not to see the doctor because I wasn't due for my yearly mammogram until February 2019. After going back and forth with myself, I decided to make an appointment with the surgeon who previously removed benign cysts and papilloma.

On October 1, 2018 I went to see Dr. Ronald Sultan, he did a biopsy in the office. When I got the results I was told I had Atypical cells (they are not cancerous) but because they will increase the risk of breast cancer, we agreed we should remove it. On October 9th I had same day surgery; the doctor performed a Partial Mastectomy, and another biopsy was going to be done on what was removed. I followed up with my doctor four days after my surgery. At the time, I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ(DCIS) which means the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast have become cancer, but they had not spread to the surrounding breast tissue. I was terrified because I was unsure what all this meant. Dr. Sultan reassured me that I would be fine but I did have to follow up with an oncologist after I healed from the surgery.

In November (the day before Thanksgiving), my husband, my sister and I met with the oncologist Dr. Amit Patel. After talking to us and explaining everything in a very positive manner, he proceeded to tell me that I would need radiation and after radiation I would be on medication for five years. Honestly and truthfully I was shocked to find out that although it was caught early I would still need radiation. I was devastated and grateful at the same time because I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES.

My radiation treaments started in December 2018 until February 2019. Thankfully for my supportive bosses Drew and Jaclyn and all of my cowokers, I was able to work 1/2 a day during my treatment. It was rough and somedays were better then others but thanks to God, my husband, children and all those in my family that stood by my side and prayed, I completed my treatment, started my five year medication!  Here I am, today, appreciating life more than ever. EARLY DETECTION IS KEY!"

 

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. We promote those on social media, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and by word of mouth. The success of fundraising depends on getting the word out. 

Join us, donate today, and/or walk with us!

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Welcome to our Team Page!

We've formed a team because this cause is important to us; we want to help. Walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer. This year we walk in honor of my mom, Norma. Below I share with you her story:

"In mid September 2018, I noticed that inside my bra was a small stain the color was similar to olive oil. I didn't pay  to much attention because for a couple of years already I had a discharge from by nipple (no color) and the doctor had said it was normal. I washed my bra and didn't see any stains again until September 28, 2018. I debated on whether or not to see the doctor because I wasn't due for my yearly mammogram until February 2019. After going back and forth with myself, I decided to make an appointment with the surgeon who previously removed benign cysts and papilloma.

On October 1, 2018 I went to see Dr. Ronald Sultan, he did a biopsy in the office. When I got the results I was told I had Atypical cells (they are not cancerous) but because they will increase the risk of breast cancer, we agreed we should remove it. On October 9th I had same day surgery; the doctor performed a Partial Mastectomy, and another biopsy was going to be done on what was removed. I followed up with my doctor four days after my surgery. At the time, I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ(DCIS) which means the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast have become cancer, but they had not spread to the surrounding breast tissue. I was terrified because I was unsure what all this meant. Dr. Sultan reassured me that I would be fine but I did have to follow up with an oncologist after I healed from the surgery.

In November (the day before Thanksgiving), my husband, my sister and I met with the oncologist Dr. Amit Patel. After talking to us and explaining everything in a very positive manner, he proceeded to tell me that I would need radiation and after radiation I would be on medication for five years. Honestly and truthfully I was shocked to find out that although it was caught early I would still need radiation. I was devastated and grateful at the same time because I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES.

My radiation treaments started in December 2018 until February 2019. Thankfully for my supportive bosses Drew and Jaclyn and all of my cowokers, I was able to work 1/2 a day during my treatment. It was rough and somedays were better then others but thanks to God, my husband, children and all those in my family that stood by my side and prayed, I completed my treatment, started my five year medication!  Here I am, today, appreciating life more than ever. EARLY DETECTION IS KEY!"

 

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. We promote those on social media, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and by word of mouth. The success of fundraising depends on getting the word out. 

Join us, donate today, and/or walk with us!

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Save Lives From Breast Cancer

Thanks to the support of so many, the American Cancer Society is there for everyone in every community touched by breast cancer. Including those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and risk reduction.

currently invested in
breast cancer research grants

$ 69 million

patients received
personal assistance
understanding their diagnosis

24 thousand

one-to-one support
services provided to
breast cancer patients

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Welcome to our Team Page. We've formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.

There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It's providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.

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