Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. For more than a century, they have been dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and doing innovative research in all types of cancer. They have made very significant contributions to new and better therapies for cancer treatment. They truly make a difference in the lives of their patients and their research will make a difference to the lives of their future patients as well.
I started supporting Sloan-Kettering after my grandmother died. She had cancer and by the time the doctors found it, the cancer had spread everywhere. They tried treatment, but the treatment didn’t work and she passed away. Recently, another friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. He’s going through treatment now…he has two left and he’s dreading them because they are debilitating. Some days he wonders if the treatments are worse than the disease. And yet another friend was diagnosed with breast cancer recently and her treatment plan changes daily. It almost seems like the doctors are guessing as to what will be effective.
I think there’s got to be a better way. There has got to be a better way to treat cancer patients once they are diagnosed. And there’s got to be a way to prevent cancer before it starts. That is why I support Sloan…because I believe that someday they will find the better way.
My grandmother won’t dance at my wedding and she won’t see my children and I miss her every single day. My hope is that Sloan will find the better way and when they do, no one else will have to lose their grandmother the way I did.