Relay For Life of Barrington

Robin Ross-Henning
Robin Ross-Henning

Rally for Robin

Why We Relay

We are relaying in honor of our dear friend, Robin Ross Henning.

As so often happens when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is sometimes hard to know just what to do to show your support. Creating this team is something that we believe definitely shows Robin and her family that we are here for her during this challenging time. And it also provides an opportunity to fundraise for a cause that is important to Robin as you can see from the following thoughts she shared with us:

Why I Relay

I relay to spread the word that a 3D mammogram may have saved my life and to encourage other women to take advantage of this early detection technology.

My mom got breast cancer at 40, and my sister at 50, so I never missed a mammogram. After years of normal results, my first 3D mammogram this December showed a slight “distortion.” An ultrasound, MRI, and two biopsies later, I had a lumpectomy for two small invasive lobular breast tumors.

My family and I were shocked when the pathology report revealed the tumors were actually one very large mass. Based on its size, the surgeon said it grew throughout the years that my conventional mammograms scans were “normal.” Luckily, we caught it before it metastasized, so with more treatment, I have a good prognosis.

Lobular breast cancer has a sneaky growth pattern that’s hard to detect with even the most advanced diagnostic tests especially in dense breasts like mine. Without the 3D mammogram, my cancer likely would have remained unseen, giving it a chance to spread. So I relay to encourage women to take advantage of the lifesaving technology available to them, and to support researchers who will produce more effective technology in the future.

I’ve been so grateful and touched by the outpouring of support I’ve received so far, and want people to know that although I’ll thrilled by this team and effort, I don’t want anyone to feel obligated. I’ve already received more kindness than I could imagine, and appreciate it deeply.

Robin

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Rally for Robin

we’ve raised $9,205.50
Our Goal $5,000.00
#1 out of 11 Teams

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Why We Relay

Why We Relay

We are relaying in honor of our dear friend, Robin Ross Henning.

As so often happens when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is sometimes hard to know just what to do to show your support. Creating this team is something that we believe definitely shows Robin and her family that we are here for her during this challenging time. And it also provides an opportunity to fundraise for a cause that is important to Robin as you can see from the following thoughts she shared with us:

Why I Relay

I relay to spread the word that a 3D mammogram may have saved my life and to encourage other women to take advantage of this early detection technology.

My mom got breast cancer at 40, and my sister at 50, so I never missed a mammogram. After years of normal results, my first 3D mammogram this December showed a slight “distortion.” An ultrasound, MRI, and two biopsies later, I had a lumpectomy for two small invasive lobular breast tumors.

My family and I were shocked when the pathology report revealed the tumors were actually one very large mass. Based on its size, the surgeon said it grew throughout the years that my conventional mammograms scans were “normal.” Luckily, we caught it before it metastasized, so with more treatment, I have a good prognosis.

Lobular breast cancer has a sneaky growth pattern that’s hard to detect with even the most advanced diagnostic tests especially in dense breasts like mine. Without the 3D mammogram, my cancer likely would have remained unseen, giving it a chance to spread. So I relay to encourage women to take advantage of the lifesaving technology available to them, and to support researchers who will produce more effective technology in the future.

I’ve been so grateful and touched by the outpouring of support I’ve received so far, and want people to know that although I’ll thrilled by this team and effort, I don’t want anyone to feel obligated. I’ve already received more kindness than I could imagine, and appreciate it deeply.

Robin

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

  1. FromAmount
Top Donors
  1. Alden Ross$200
  2. Amy Henning$200
  3. Annmarie Crowley 
  4. Anonymous$100
  5. Anonymous 
  6. Anonymous$50
  7. Anonymous$50
  8. Anonymous$50
  9. Anonymous$50
  10. Aunt Viki$35
  11. Barbara and Bruce$100
  12. Beth Raseman$50
  13. Bob, JoAnne & James O'Toole$100
  14. Cathryn Leibfried$50
  15. Cathy Cooper$50
  16. Christine Baker$100
  17. Claire E Hamilton$100
  18. Colleen Mueller$100
  19. Craig & Kristin Leese$250
  20. Dale Henning$250
  21. Dave Blaugh$100
  22. Deb and Ruben Reveles 
  23. Diane & Matt$100
  24. Diane Decraene$100
  25. Dirk and Gail$100
  26. Doris Henning$255
  27. Dr. Edward W. & Nancy J. Carney Family Giving Fund$210
  28. Jenn Bollenbacher$50
  29. Jenny Sullivan$100
  30. Joann Lee$20
  31. John & Jeanan Richter$75
  32. Karen and Gary Skillett 
  33. Kathleen Nolan 
  34. Katie & Tom Holdsworth 
  35. Katie Sparks 
  36. Kelly Daugherty$50
  37. Kim Zielke 
  38. Krista Ridgway$100
  39. Kristina Bothfeld$100
  40. Larry and Pam Lucas$100
  41. Laura Dern$50
  42. Laura Woods$100
  43. Lester Kurtz 
  44. Linda Ross$100
  45. Lisa Riemenschneider$50
  46. Louise Nelson$110
  47. Maddy and Curt 
  48. Mara Bollenbacher$35
  49. Mark Henning$1,000
  50. Michele LeFevre 
  51. Mike & Cathy Bastian 
  52. Molly Montrie$100
  53. Mona Thoms$100
  54. Monika Stobnicki$25
  55. Mrs. Diana - Ackley$25
  56. Mrs. Fred & Sally Mooney$100
  57. Mrs. Sandra K Bollenbacher$500
  58. Mrs. Sue Ritchotte$50
  59. Ms. Viki Bergie$100
  60. Pete & Terri 
  61. Poeta Asher$52.75
  62. Ralph Kerwin$100
  63. Raul$100
  64. Rayanne Coy$100
  65. Reed Henning$100
  66. Robin Ross-Henning$500
  67. Robin Ross-Henning$30
  68. Ron & Mary Beth Marino$100
  69. Ross and Rachel$20
  70. Sandy Bollenbacher$100
  71. Sarah Asher$100
  72. Sarah Hoban$52.75
  73. Simone Norton$100
  74. Susan Padula 
  75. Suzanne Speichinger$50
  76. The Steve and Kerry Miller Family Fund$500
  77. Vicky Wauterlek 
  78. Wade and Murleen Lucas$50
  79. Wendy High$200
  80. Wendy High$20
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.