LCOM hosts Beverly Breast Cancer Walk

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Cancer survivor: Kimberly Patton, who was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, is now cancer free and credits this to a clear plan of aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and ongoing sessions of targeted therapy at Little Company of Mary’s state-of-the-art cancer center. | Supplied photo

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What: Beverly Breast Cancer Walk

When: 8 a.m., Mother’s Day,
May 13

Where: Ridge Park, 96th Street and Longwood Drive

To register: Visit www.beverlybreastcancerwalk.org or call (708) 229-5256. Register early to receive a T-shirt with your $30 entry fee. The entry fee for children ages
18 and under is $15. Same-day registration is $5 more and shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

The Beverly Breast Cancer Walk, which covers a three-mile route, is the largest walk on Chicago’s Southwest side with proceeds to benefit Little Company of Mary Hospital. To help alleviate parking, a shuttle service will transport walkers from the east end of Little Company of Mary’s parking lot at 95th Street and California between 7 and 7:40 a.m. and drop them off at 95th and Longwood Drive. Return transportation continues until 10:15 a.m. Also, participants who are unable to walk are invited to ride a trolley in the route.

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Life began on January 1964 for Kim Patton at Little Company of Mary Hospital. Ironically, 47 years later, on her birthday, she found herself receiving chemotherapy to prolong her life at Little Company of Mary’s Cancer Center. Kim was diagnosed with stage two HER2-positive breast cancer. HER2-positive breast cancer tends to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer. But what was once a worrisome prognosis is now just the opposite thanks to the advances in HER2+ targeted therapy.

The day before Thanksgiving, Kim was having surgery to remove the cancer. Today, Kim has a lot to be thankful for. She finds herself cancer free and credits this to a clear plan of aggressive chemotherapy, 33 rounds of radiation, and ongoing sessions of targeted therapy at Little Company of Mary’s state-of-the-art cancer center.

“I’m a lifer, not a survivor, not a warrior, not a fighter. I’m not brave or strong; I’m just a girl who got a crappy disease. I do what I need to do to heal and live my life to the fullest,” Kim said.

“Having breast cancer doesn’t mean you are going to die, just as not having breast cancer doesn’t mean you are going to live. So, I take and enjoy one day at a time, love my family more than ever and most importantly give thanks to God for giving me life.”

All of these things we take for granted in daily life; but for Kim, this is what a “lifer” looks forward to everyday!

Please join us for the 13th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012. The Beverly Breast Cancer Walk is the largest walk on Chicago’s Southwest side with proceeds to benefit Little Company of Mary Hospital. The three-mile route starts at 8 a.m. in Ridge Park (96th Street and Longwood Drive) and includes historic Longwood Drive. To help alleviate parking, a shuttle service will transport walkers from the east end of Little Company of Mary’s parking lot at 95th Street and California between 7 and 7:40 a.m. and drop them off at 95th and Longwood Drive. Return transportation continues until 10:15 a.m. Also, participants who are unable to walk are invited to ride a trolley in the route.

All proceeds benefit Little Company of Mary’s Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center. The Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center provides the latest technology and treatment approaches from an expert, caring medical team led by breast surgeon, Dr. Nancy Taft. Register early to receive a T-shirt with your $30 entry fee. The entry fee for children ages 18 and under is $15. Same-day registration is $5 more and shirt sizes are not guaranteed. To register for the 13th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk please visit www.beverlybreastcancerwalk.org or call (708) 229-5256. For more information on Little Company of Mary’s Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Breast Health Center or Dr. Nancy Taft, please visit www.myhealthmyjourney.com or call (708) 229-4050. To schedule a mammogram, call (708) 499-8550.

Provided by Little Company of Mary Hospital