Susie just completed her 13th consecutive Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016. After fighting off breast cancer in 2014, she committed herself to supporting cancer research. When Susie raced along the streets of Boston, she was also running for the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute. As a fellow athlete, she is now challenging you to join her Race for A Cure on May 7th at Revolution Studio for an inspiring group instructed spin class. Please join the camaraderie, the music, the motivation to help ourselves while helping others we only know in spirit - we will all be celebrating the uplifting moments!
Your entry fee goes directly to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. When you make your donation you make a powerful difference in the fight against cancer. Your gift advance their work in cutting-edge cancer research and care, much of which is not funded by federal grants or insurance reimbursements. Your support fills that gap, directly improving the lives of their patients. Dana-Farber researchers have uncovered the genetic cause of angiocentric gliomas, which can usually be successfully treated with surgery alone.
For the first time, doctors have a tool to diagnose this particular tumor and help patients to avoid unnecessary chemotherapy and radiation treatments with detrimental side effects. Among the things Dana-Farber patients say make them special are programs designed to treat the whole patient, not just their disease. Programs like SoulMates, which pairs breast cancer survivors with new patients to provide guidance and support, are only possible because of your generosity.
"Although our current therapies cure about half of all patient with leukemia and lymphoma, the other half fail treatment because their diseases become resistant to treatment. This often happens as a result of genetic alterations in their leukemia and lymphoma cells. Barr funding in 2008-'09 and 2013-'14 has allowed David Weinstock, MD, (a DFMC '16 teammate) to use powerful new technologies to identify the genes that can cause this kind of resistance. Drugs that inactivate these genes could prevent resistance and lead to cures in many more patients."
In honor of Susie's efforts Cureology Beauty and Madge Jones of Nino Properties will team up to host a charity spin event to raise even more funds.