The Care4 Race supports a cause that is very important to me- making sure that the uninsured men and women of McHenry County have access to breast cancer screenings, early diagnosis & treatment, education & other women's health services. Early diagnosis is key to survival and without health insurance, early detection may not happen. Uninsured women were nearly 2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with a later stage of the disease. With your support, we can change that and give everyone access to quality health care!
The Care4 Breast Cancer 5K is celebrating its 21st year of raising critical funds for Family Health Partnership Clinic. FHPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality health care to the uninsured men and women of McHenry County. All of the proceeds from the Care4 race benefit FHPC and stay right here, in McHenry County, to take care of our neighbors in need.
This cause is personal to me, and I am lucky to be able to say I am a breast cancer survivor. After losing a dear friend in high school, a cousin, a neighbor, and my beautiful mother-in-law to breast cancer, I was understandably scared when I was diagnosed. After a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and drug therapy I won my fight. A couple of years later, my dad was diagnosed, and he too fought and won his battle. Then my sister-in-law was diagnosed and won her battle. My mom was also diagnosed, and thankfully it was discovered in the earliest stage, so she too won her battle. I've known and continue to learn of more and more people in my small circle that get diagnosed with breast cancer. I want to help eradicate this disease.
Donate today! Any amount helps!
Much Love, Lisa