Tidelands Health Foundation's In The Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

In Memory of our Daughter, Sister, Mother, Heavenly Grandmother and Friend (10/16/68-10/17/03)
In Memory of our Daughter, Sister, Mother, Heavenly Grandmother and Friend (10/16/68-10/17/03)

Team Christine

We hope you will support our fundraising efforts!

This year we will be participating in the 16th annual "In The Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Walk hosted by Tidelands Health Foundation.  

Why we walk:  In Memory of Christine Marie Theresa Antonino.  10/16/1968-10/17/2003.  A daughter, a sister, a mother, a niece, a friend, and now a Heavenly Grandmother, Christine was diagnosed in March of 2000 with breast cancer. After radiation and chemotherapy treatments for nearly two years, October of 2002 would bring her devastating news: her cancer had spread and she was given 6 to 12 months remaining of her then 34 year old life. In fact, the doctor told her she would not see her 35th birthday.  Many who knew Christine (Chris), knew how "defiant" she could be. She defied the doctor: she survived her 35th birthday, by one day.  In fact, the morning of her birthday, we spoke on the phone and I said "I'm on my way out, what would you like for your birthday?"  Her response "a big bottle of vodka".  Chris handled her cancer, and terminal prognosis, with grace and dignity to the very end.  She refused anger, as it took to much energy away from her, as she said "I need to spend quality time with my daughter and being angry takes too much energy and won't let me do that".  As one of her final acts of goodness, Chris wanted her body to be donated to the Northeast Ohio College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) so this disease could be studied in hopes for a cure.  

We are asking our families, friends, and co-workers to donate to the fund that helps provide free mammography services for individuals without financial resources or government assistance.  We hope you will help us reach our fundraising goals!

We’re taking part in this event because it supports a cause that affects so many of us. 1 in 8 women is projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That means each of us is far too likely to have a loved one face this terrible disease.

Your support will help to make a difference throughout our community.  Your contribution to the Tidelands Health Foundation In the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will continue to support the Breast Care Fund, a part of the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network. 
 
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