It’s time to get your 3.03 on! Help me raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and also raise funds for research on this subtype of breast cancer many people don’t know or understand.
What do I mean by 3.03? There are no rules…you can do 3.03 of anything. Walking, running, biking, swimming, skiing, dancing, jumping jacks, anything! Take a pic and post on your social media page tagging me and #TNBC303forShelley and #TNBCDay2015.
Know someone who doesn’t know what TNBC is? Tell them! Don’t know yourself? Let me tell you! Breast cancer is classified based on known receptors that fuel the tumor. There are currently three known receptors: estrogen, progesterone and HER2. If it is known what is feeding the tumor, that helps doctors/researchers understand how to block that fuel from reaching the tumor for targeted treatment. Patients with one of the three known receptors have additional treatment beyond chemo and radiation to help prevent recurrence. Triple negative tumors do not have any of these three receptors, therefore it’s known as triple negative. It’s the most aggressive form of breast cancer with a high rate of recurrence, and it currently has no targeted therapy. I know I speak for my TNBC sisters when I say that I want a targeted therapy for my disease. I want to have one more treatment option to give me an extra peace of mind that my disease will not come back to haunt me again.
All funds raised on TNBC day will go toward research for triple negative. 100%! And they are tax deductible. And if you participate, you are being active and helping your own health. So, it’s a win, win, win.
If you want to donate $3.03, $13.03, $23.03, $33.03 or $1,000,003.03 🙂 you can do so here:
Thank you for supporting a cause so personal to me and close to my heart. Now, go get your 3.03 on!
p.s. Don’t forget to use hashtags: #TNBC303forShelley and #TNBCDay2015 Thanks!