“Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Lorrie. “I was 37, and I had no family history.”
Today, she’s a fundraiser, volunteer and advocate who coaches others receiving cancer treatments.
“I can do things now. I can spread the word. I can volunteer. That’s what I enjoy now. That’s my real passion,” she said.
Lorrie celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis and now being cancer-free by holding a 5k run in Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., and she invited friends and family to participate for a $10 donation. Thanks to her efforts, Lorrie raised more than $700 for breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute.
I wanted 100% to stay in Grand Rapids and for it all to go to research. Someday when we find a cure, I want to be a part of it. I will be a part of it.
Join Lorrie in the fight for improved treatments and diagnostics. Learn how you can support breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute by contacting Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.234.5030.