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Posted on: Apr 15, 2012 08:28AM

kltb04 wrote:

Just wondering if any of you who are further ahead in this journey than I know much about the American Cancer Socity and breast cancer...I have learned enough to know that if I am going to throw in behind an organization, it will not be SGK and a friend of mine is doing the upcoming Relay for Life which is sponsored by the ACS...just wondering if anyone has any info about the money they raise, % that goes to research, % that goes to BC, etc...

Thanks in advance for any info...I suppose I could research myself but that would take me away from the joy of doing my income taxes ;)

Dx 2/17/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 2/26/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 3/18/2012 AC Targeted Therapy 6/10/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/10/2012 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/30/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 11/12/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2012
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Apr 15, 2012 08:56AM Ginger48 wrote:

Hi kltb04- I have been doing Relay for Life for years. I am not sure about the percentages question you asked but I can tell you that ACS supported the beginning of the research that identified the BRCA gene mutations and being BRCA+ that is important to me. Hopefully someone will come along and answer your question.
I am doing my taxes too;so many medical expenses this year! I have to get off BCO and get them done...

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 15, 2012 12:53PM - edited Apr 15, 2012 12:55PM by exbrnxgrl

I feel very comfortable supporting ACS. My local RFL was started by some employees of the school district that I work for about 4 years ago. It has grown quite large and was moved last year from one of our elementary school sites to a middle school. I have been the beneficiary of an ACS program and i love the fact that they deal with all cancers. I will, for the first time, walk in the survivors lap this year. It makes me a bit sad but I'm grateful to be a survivor! The ACS site has their financials, which I have been too lazy to check, for now ! Caryn

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 15, 2012 01:12PM badger wrote:

hi kltb04, I did Race for the Cure the last two years but this year am doing Relay for Life.  There's someone at work who's done Relay for years and I've always sponsored a luminaria but this year joined her team.  My mom's been doing Relay for many years, too.  I haven't checked it out but here's a website with info on ACS and other charitable orgs.  http://www.charitynavigator.org/

7,715.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 15, 2012 02:58PM kltb04 wrote:

Cool - thanks all - I just got a fb update from this friends about the luminaria sponsorship - I don't know that I am up to participating (just finished chemo #2) but I thought about donating in honor of me - lol. I live in a small town and everyone knows all your business and I am still not really comfortable being "out there" amongst the public.

Dx 2/17/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 2/26/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 3/18/2012 AC Targeted Therapy 6/10/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/10/2012 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/30/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 11/12/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2012
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Apr 15, 2012 04:36PM Ginger48 wrote:

Last year I was the ambassador and gave the survivor's speech at our local relay for life. Walking as a survivor is emotional but it is empowering seeing such a celebration of our lives! I met so many survivors all willing to share their experiences. This was before I found BCO...same kind of support!

When my daughter was 10 she founded our team; she is 20 now. We have been relating for a long time!

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 18, 2012 07:12PM 3monstmama wrote:

My husband is participating in a run to raise money for the American Cancer Society---crazy man is going to run 13+ miles barefoot!Surprised

He is part of DetermiNation.  If anyone would like to donate through him, please feel free to PM me and I will give you a link to his ACS website.

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Apr 28, 2012 12:18PM crazy4carrots wrote:

Our dear BC sister Scootaloo and her daughter did the Relay for Life last night.  Congrats and thanks from all of us!

3mons -- Sure hope youre DH knows a good podiatrist! Just thinking about running barefoot makes me say "Ouch ouch ouch" with each step!  Good luck to him.  Keep us posted! 

The demagogue preaches doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. Dx 1/10/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 24, 2013 08:46AM lago wrote:

Just an FYI. ACS has an excellent rating for how it uses the funds it collects. I am a volunteer. It appears most of the organization depends on volunteers (unpaid) to run these events. Some of the staff appears to be low paid and work lots of overtime. I've applied for a few jobs and they have warned me about 60+ hours at event times (which I know means more like 70+).

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