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Seals said the fund helps between 300 500 women a year and requests are increasing. According to the American Cancer Society, women living in the United States have a 12 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. An estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed last year, and 39,620 women are expected to die from the disease.
"We use the money to help women with rent, medical bills, transportation, whatever it is that they need to give them a little bit of relief as they're going through this battle," Seals said. "Cancer is such an expensive disease."
on Sunday. Elnora, a breast cancer survivor, was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer and then lung cancer, undergoing three surgeries within a year. She continued to walk or run through it all, relying on friends, coworkers Adidas Energy Boost Black Red White
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Studies show that the average woman who has cancer has $50,000 to $80,000 in out of pocket costs, even with insurance.
Elnora Thompson, a runner who lives in Cherokee, plans to run Adidas Duramo 6 Pink
Runners and walkers can wear a bib in honor or memory of anyone affected by cancer. There will be race sponsor and community health advocates providing giveaways, food, screenings, health and fitness guides and activities for children.
and running club members for encouragement.
area race helps women fight cancer
so fortunate and the Hope Chest really helps them out."
"I think I was pretty strong and I refused to give up. I wasn't going to let it get me down,"she said. "My doctor said the running really helped Adidas Harden Volume 1 me, and I ate well and wasn't smoking anymore. All women should exercise and eat the right things."
"Conquer A Cove means so much to survivors, for people to know there are people out there who support them," Thompson said. "I was very fortunate to be able to work and had insurance and we have our own hospital that pays for medicine. Some women aren't Adidas Energy Boost 2 Esm Men's
Thompson said she was also fortunate to have had a job working for the Eastern Band of Cherokee and had health insurance. Knowing not all women have those benefits, she feels even more dedicated to Conquer A Cove 5K.
The 14th annualConquer A Cove 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for the Hope Chest for Women, a nonprofit that assists women in Western North Carolina with the financial side effects of breast and gynecologic cancers. Race director Vonda Seals said the goal for the event, which includes a Health Walk and Survivor Walk, is $14,000, in honor of its 14th year.
Runners and walkers can wear a race bib in honor or memory of a loved affected by cancer, and all cancer survivors who cross the finish line will receive special recognition.
It's not going to rain on Sunday, (I just know it) so check out this lovely Sunday afternoon 5K race.
Some women must stop working or are unable to work through treatment, and need help with daily living expenses. Seals said the Hope Chest helps women based on need, regardless of whether they have health insurance.
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