Lynda Ruffolo, born and raised in Kenosha, has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. She is a registered nurse at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha and worked in the oncology department for over eight years.
“People often say, ‘Wow that must be difficult.’ Of course some days are, but what keeps me coming back is what my patients have taught me,” she said. “They have shown me what courage, hope, determination and love looks like in the face of adversity.”
Lynda decided to join the Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer because her co-workers committed to having a team, the Kenosha Cancer Kickers. Not only did Lynda walk, but she was a team captain.
“During the fall, a patient that supported our efforts lost his battle. He was one of the fiercest warriors I ever met. It was then I decided to continue to carry out the team captain position for the coming years.”
Lynda believes participating as a team is a visible way to show her patients and their families that they are all in this together!
How you can help
Sign up for one of 10 Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer events near you. Money raised will support local cancer care and research initiatives by Aurora Cancer Care and is eligible for a 50 percent match from the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
All proceeds from the Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer will stay local. To see all walk locations and join the team, go to LombardiWalk.org.