August 17, 2019

AC Cancer Doesn't Have Me

August 17, 2019 Anywhere Hometown USATN  00000 Organized by AC Cancer Doesn't Have Me

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About this event

August 17, 2019
Saturday
Anywhere Hometown USATN  00000

My name is Amanda Cortese. I’m a 33 year old wife and a mother of two boys. And
I was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer in October, 2018. Since diagnosis I
have endured chemotherapy and all of the side effects that come with it, MRIs, CT
scans, PET scans and more blood draws than I can count. It has not been an easy
road, but I am doing my best to handle it with strength and a positive attitude. My
family and friends keep me busy and surrounded with love. I have done my best to
stay active by continuing to do the workouts I enjoy. And I try to maintain as much of
my normal life just as I did before diagnosis. I have to stay strong, especially for my
kids. Cancer, for me, will be a never-ending journey. I will spend the rest of my life
receiving treatments and getting scans. I hope and pray every day that I will achieve
something called NED, No Evidence of Disease. Because, being Stage IV, I cannot
be cured. And with this diagnosis the medical bills will never stop, either. So, with
the tremendous help of some great friends, we are putting together a 5k Race to
raise funds. We are hoping to make this race an annual event so we can bring
awareness to what it really means to have Stage IV Breast Cancer, and to one day
be able to help others in need and to contribute to research in finding a cure. I
promised myself that I will face each new challenge presented to me with courage
and that I will never give up. And, as a little self-therapy and to keep people updated
with how I’m doing, I’ve been blogging about my journey. I’m so grateful for anyone
who reads and for those who decide to participate in the race, thank you. You all

inspire me to keep going.

Blog: cancerdoesnthaveme.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event details and schedule

Race Time:

7:45am Kids Fun Run

8:00am 5K Start

Packet Pickup

August 17th 6:00am - 7:45am

at Charlie Daniels Park

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