My mom, Suzanne Pacheco found out that she had stage 3 Ovarian Cancer in August of 2014. After meeting with some of the best oncology doctors in the US, she had major abdominal surgery to remove the cancer, and was given an intense 6 month chemotherapy schedule afterwards. Throughout her cancer journey, she has had both great days and also days she has since tried to forget about. Cancer is a battle, but the outcome does not define the survivors journey by any means. Today, I am happy to announce that my mom, Sue, has been in remission "cancer free" for over a year and seven months. This is something as a family we rejoice over every day, and thank all of her medical team, friends, and family who have supported her along the way. However, she is currently on a study in which she is possibly taking a pill containing a sort of chemotherapy treatment. With any drug comes side effects, which she has very graciously been dealing with throughout her time in remission. Though many do not see what my mother goes through on the outside, every day comes with its own battles as she pushes past the side effects of such a potent medication. In addition, this medication is only a study and will be ending this October. This 2016 Ovarian Cancer Walk, our SuePa Heroes team is asking that you consider donating and/or registering for our team. The money will be used by the state of Rhode Island to aid in research, in hopes to learn more about Ovarian Cancer, find less harmful and more effective medications, and keep hundreds of other women cancer free. Our team is also asking that you help us spread the word about Ovarian Cancer awareness. The more women know about the cancer and its signs and symptoms, the faster they can be seen by their doctors and potentially find their cancer in earlier stages. Lastly, we ask that you attend the walk in support of my mom's past journey through her chemo treatments, and also her current journey as she works towards keeping her body and mind healthy in order to remain in remission. Thank You!
If you have any questions with registration please don't hesitate to call/ text me at: (401)871-7186
Join us Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Roger Williams Park in Providence (Temple of Music).
All activities open at 8:00am
Opening ceremonies at 9:30am
Survivor photo at 9:55am
Walk starts at 10:00am
Please consider supporting our event and help us save women's lives!!!
More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. That is why it is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community.
There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer, which is why it is imperative that the early signs of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community. Until there is a test, the key to early diagnosis is through awareness—which this event helps us share with the entire community.
Please consider supporting our event and help us save women's lives!!!!
Go Team SuePa Heroes! We love you Mrs. Pacheco and the whole Pacheco family! We wish we could be walking with you in RI. Sending you lots of love from New York. Love Lisa and Pete
Your mother is such a wonderful, caring person. It is my pleasure to donate to this cause.
Gloria Lague Rondeau
Hi Melissa, I'm donating for Anne-Marie. Have a great walk!