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Mme./Mrs. Barbara Ann Friesen

Goal: $1,250.00
Achieved: $8,625.00

Every Step Brings Us Closer to the End of Breast Cancer
Every Step Brings Us Closer to the End of Breast Cancer

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It is hard to believe that it is already three years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Just before Christmas 07 I was racing around preparing for the festivities to come. The phone rang. "I am sorry to have to tell you but your biopsy report shows that you have breast cancer". For that moment my world stood still. This could not be happening! My granddaughters and I were anxiously awaiting their annual visit to see Santa. I could not allow this bad news to blacken the season we love so much. The wait through Christmas, to review the results of the biopsy report, was excruciating. I had no idea what to expect or how serious the prognosis would be. I went through the motions of Christmas but at every moment I would ask myself how many more Christmases would we have together? How would my husband manage on his own? My grandchildren were afraid to hug me and stayed at arms length, not really understanding what was wrong. With sad eyes they would watch me from a distance. On December twenty-seventh I found out that I was one of the fortunate ones. My cancer had been detected early and I had great hopes for the future, but as I journeyed through my surgery and radiation I met numerous women who did not share my good fortune and whose future was not filled with hope. Having shared their fears and anxieties, I could not pass up the opportunity to join in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk. On the last day of my radiation treatment I walked the twenty-four kilometers home, vowing never to return to that center again. With your generosity, and the tremendous support of my family, friends and teammate Maureen, we managed to raise over $52,000.00 to find a cure. Last year our team raised over 57,000.00. I have committed to walk again. I am praying that you are all willing to dig deep and contribute one more time. May God bless ours efforts. Let's find a cure!

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