Day 13: Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day and all donations are doubled. Lynn Lippert has been living with metastatic breast cancer since 2009. Her first cancer was diagnosed in 1997 and she thought she had it beat, in 2015 she wrote:
In 2009, the cancer I thought I had left behind, spread to bone. This was a major game changer – cancer will be with me for the rest of my life. Fortunately, with advancements in treatment and that ‘magic little white pill’ I take daily, I am feeling good and optimistic.
I met Lynn in 1990 when I was a student in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mt. Hood Community College. She was the director of the program at that time. Interestingly, she had been a student under Marian Showers when she was in Physical Therapy School. Lynn has been using her time not only in the fight against her own disease, but also to help others fight the disease. In 2005, she began climbing mountains all over the world and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. She has had some setbacks with the disease spreading, but at the age of 75, she continues to climb despite its advancement. Please donate today in honor of those living with metastatic breast cancer.