Welcome to LeeAnn's fight against cancer!
When I knew there was a lump in my breast I wanted the best care possible, even if that meant traveling 500 miles round trip to find it! After extensive online research, I found Dr. Karen Lane and UCI. On March 2, 2015, I heard the words no one wants to hear, you have breast cancer. I had no family history of cancer, but here I was with stage 3, HER2 positive breast cancer. It was at that moment I knew I had made the right decision coming to UCI. Not only was I being treated by some of the best cancer doctors in the country, but they were kind, compassionate and caring. Never once have I felt like a medical record number at UCI. Going to Chao reminds me of the TV show Cheers. Although cancer is a terrible diagnosis and the treatments can be brutal, everyone at UCI does everything they can to make you feel welcome and at home. Everyone knows your name and greets you with a smile. I never would have made it through my treatments without the kindness and compassion of everyone at UCI. I saw Dr. Lane the other day and I told her, "how can you thank someone for saving your life?" I would not be alive today if it weren't for the life saving research that the doctors at UCI are doing. Research is the key to eliminating cancer from the earth!
Can you imagine a world without cancer? I joined the Anti-Cancer Challenge because I believe together we can create a cancer free world for our family, friends and neighbors. Cancer can be over 100 different diseases, and we ride to find cures for cancer in all its forms. 100% of every dollar raised will go directly to lifesaving cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can join me in the Anti-Cancer movement. Make a donation to help me meet my fundraising goal. Join my team as a rider of any distance, stationary rider, 5K runner, volunteer or even as a virtual participant. Learn more at Anti-CancerChallenge.org. Are you ready to rise to the challenge and put cancer behind us? Join me to eliminate cancer!
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