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 $5,295
Our Goal $5,000.00
17Days Left
#1 out of 8 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. Annmarie Crowley 
  2. Anonymous$100
  3. Barbara and Bruce$100
  4. Bob, JoAnne & James O'Toole$100
  5. Cathy Cooper$50
  6. Christine Baker$100
  7. Colleen Mueller$100
  8. Dale Henning$250
  9. Deb and Ruben Reveles 
  10. Diane & Matt$100
  11. Diane Decraene$100
  12. Dirk and Gail$100
  13. Doris Henning$255
  14. Dr. Edward W. & Nancy J. Carney Family Giving Fund$210
  15. Jenn Bollenbacher$50
  16. Joann Lee$20
  17. Kathleen Nolan 
  18. Kelly Daugherty$50
  19. Kim Zielke 
  20. Krista Ridgway$100
  21. Larry and Pam Lucas$100
  22. Laura Woods$100
  23. Louise Nelson$110
  24. Mara Bollenbacher$35
  25. Mark Henning$1,000
  26. Michele LeFevre 
  27. Mrs. Diana - Ackley$25
  28. Mrs. Sandra K Bollenbacher$500
  29. Mrs. Sue Ritchotte$50
  30. Ms. Viki Bergie$100
  31. Pam Lucas$75
  32. Pete & Terri 
  33. Ralph Kerwin$100
  34. Raul$100
  35. Rayanne Coy$100
  36. Robin Ross-Henning$30
  37. Ron & Mary Beth Marino$100
  38. Simone Norton$100
  39. Susan Padula 
  40. Vicky Wauterlek 
  41. Wade and Murleen Lucas$50
  42. Wendy High$200
  43. 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

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