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Lola Grace and Her Warriors

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I was born in the South, raised in the North and now call Tennessee my home, where I have lived for over 15 years. I have always wanted to be a doctor, ever since I was five years old. When I went to medical school, the heavens opened and in an epiphany, I knew I would be a surgeon. The good Lord then brought me to Tennessee where I met the most wonderful woman in the world. I convinced her to marry me, although her mother helped. (OK, she really had to convince me but what's past is past!) We moved to California and started our family. After five years of raising our kids and growing a successful general surgery practice, we got smart and decided to return home to Tennessee, the most beautiful place on Earth.

 
I enjoy running at five in the morning. I enjoy making dinner with my bride. I relish being a chauffeur to my kids as it is the time we get to talk and I get to impart my wisdom on their brains full of mush. There are times I cannot be with my family and I am grateful that they understand my mission as a surgeon and understand that at times I need to be away from home to help others. I am very blessed.

 
I love Chicago Deep Dish pizza and I love a good steak. I love the Beatles & Led Zeppelin but I find God in Mozart & Beethoven. I love to read in what little free time I have; my favorite books are: The Count of Monte Cristo, Lonesome Dove, Atlas Shrugged and Uncle Tom's Cabin. I love sitting on the porch in the evening, just watching the fireflies and sharing stories with my wife and kids.

I went to undergraduate college at the University of Pennsylvania where I majored in mathematics and  learned to love the Philly Cheesesteak. Medical School was in Rockford, Illinois at a campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. I then traveled south to Knoxville and completed my residence in General Surgery at UT Medical Center. After five years in California as a General Surgeon, I attended the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas for two years as a Fellow in Breast Cancer Surgery. During that Time, I did some research and was able to present some of my work at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in 2005. In 2006, we moved to Knoxville where I have been in practice as a Breast Surgical Oncologists and General Surgeon ever since.

 
My passion, my primary directive from GOD, is to help women in their fight against breast cancer. Primarily, I counsel women on how to beat breast cancer. I explain to them what breast cancer is, what their options are, why they have these options and lay out a plan for them. I then treat their breast cancer by removing it and throwing it in the proverbial bucket. I then help my patients understand their cancer, appreciate their remaining risk and find medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to administer additional treatments as needed.

 
But I also serve those with emergency medical conditions. My people will have an infected appendix or gallbladder and part of what I do is remove these infected tissue to return people to their original state of health.

 
I am a General Surgeon and a Breast Surgical Oncologist with a passion to treat breast cancer.

How has cancer impacted you or your loved ones – specifically breast cancer:

My wife’s mother died from breast cancer. We have dedicated our professional lives to fighting breast cancer. I spent two years in a fellowship learning and studying the best methods to treat and eradicate breast cancer. My wife studied ways to prevent breast cancer and she now does genetic testing to identify women at particularly high risk for breast cancer.

I am a cancer survivor. I survived a battle with melanoma and today the sun is always bright, the air is always fresh and I never cry over spilt milk.

God had blessed me with a beautiful wife, precious children and a burning desire in my heart to help women fight breast cancer. 

 

 

 

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We’ve raised $1,775
Our Goal $2,500.00
#10 out of 97 teams

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Knoxville
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Why We Support
American Cancer Society by Making Strides

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  1. Darlene Cruz 
  2. Imelda Margulies$25
  3. Linda Zaretzki 
  4. Melissa Feinbaum$50
  5. Robin Modrzejewski$50
  6. Stage Sponsorship Check$1,500
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How You're Helping
Save Lives From Breast Cancer

Thanks to the support of so many, the American Cancer Society is there for everyone in every community touched by breast cancer. Including those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and risk reduction.

invested in breast
cancer grants

$ 74 million

patient service
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75 thousand

one-to-one support
services provided to
breast cancer patients

11 thousand
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Welcome to our Team Page. We’ve formed a team because this cause is important to us. We want to help. And walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is the best way we can do that. We all have different reasons for participating but we share a determination to help save lives from breast cancer.

There are so many ways that the money our team raises helps. It’s helping fund innovative research. It’s providing free information for people dealing with the disease. It’s providing rides to treatment and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far from home. In short, our money is helping save lives. Consider donating to our team and helping advance the cause.

How We Support the American Cancer Society

Of course we walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. And we solicit donations from family, friends, and other supporters. But we also schedule fundraisers in lead-up to the big event. Bake-sales, car washes, and countless other types of events. And we promote those on social media, through Facebook and Twitter, by word of mouth, and through flyers at work and around the neighborhood. The success of fundraising events depends on two things - hard work and getting the word out. And we're out to do both. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events.

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