We're working to end cancer … and we need your help!
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, Our team is participating in the 13th annual Miles for Moffitt run/walk event. All proceeds go completely to support lifesaving cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Moffitt researchers are at the very front lines of the effort to defeat cancer. They've already made so many amazing breakthroughs, and cancer patients here in Florida and around the world have benefited from their efforts.
But there's so much MORE work to do. So many MORE lives still to be saved!
That's why we're asking you to support me and my team in our Miles for Moffitt run/walk — either by signing up to participate yourself (I'd love to have you on the team!), or by giving a tax-deductible gift to support our efforts. Whether you can give $10 or $1,000, every penny will help bring closer the day when cancer is beaten. Please do what you can to help. Thank you so much!
We are running in honor of Jackie Johannesen, 52 years old, and others who have been affected by Cancer.
In January 2014, my mom (a CVICU RN) went into a clinic with symptoms she thought were that of Walking Pneumonia. As standard, she underwent a chest x-ray that was able to catch the top lobe of her liver, indicating that she had a tumor. Little did we know, there were several metastasized tumors throughout her body as well. Weeks and many tests/scans later, in May of 2014 she was diagnosed with Stage 4 GI/Stomach Cancer. From there on, my family and I navigated the whirlwind of the Cancer world with several appointments and visits to other prestigious Cancer hospitals in the country. She made the decision to go with Moffitt Cancer Center. She couldn’t have been treated any better there at Moffitt Cancer Center while she underwent aggressive rounds of Chemo treatments. Her interdisciplinary team of Doctors and Nurses were so helpful and knowledgeable and we couldn’t be more grateful. She received a 2 year prognosis, which she beat by 20 days. Even though she lost her battle in May of 2016, we attribute that extra time we gained with her to be a large contribution to the care she received there with Moffitt Cancer Center. – Melissa Johannesen