Thanks to the support and generosity of sponsors and 300 participants, more than $37,000 was raised to support local cancer care and cutting-edge research at the Lombardi Cancer Walk in Oshkosh on Saturday, June 22. Proceeds raised through Aurora Health Care Foundation will help provide the latest tools to patients at Aurora Cancer Care – Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Oshkosh and can make a huge impact in their care.
Just ask Charlotte Nigbor.
Three years ago, Charlotte learned she had breast cancer. She spoke to the walk participants, sharing that after her diagnosis, she realized that she would not only be fighting for her life, but the opportunity to see her grandchildren grow.
Charlotte’s biggest cheerleader in her battle against cancer was her granddaughter, Meradeth, now 5 years-old. It was Meradeth’s wise words –“be tough, be brave” – and her loving encouragement that Charlotte says provided her with the inspiration to continue on during cancer’s lowest moments.
Determined to learn from her experience and make the best of having cancer, Charlotte started a support group to help others facing cancer. “Whether it’s encouraging calls and notes or listening to their concerns and fears, it’s important for people to know that they are not alone,” said Charlotte.
With each cancer free scan, Charlotte says she is learning to think less about being a cancer survivor and more about the future: a full, happy future filled with her grandchildren’s birthdays.
The generous gifts received through Aurora Cancer Care – Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Oshkosh will provide more people with hope and the medical expertise that result in more survivors, who can look forward to a future with family and friends.
Every gift can change a life! Please consider a gift supporting the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Oshkosh to provide cancer care and cutting-edge technology locally. Your gift, through Aurora Health Care Foundation, offers hope and support to individuals and their families in the fight against cancer.