2019 Lurie Cancer Center Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K


‘Home away from home’ - a place where one is as happy, relaxed, or comfortable as in one's own home. Although you may not typically associate this phrase with countless doctor visits, lab appointments and chemotherapy sessions, You also don't think you will get that call and hear those words “you have cancer.”

Like many cancer survivors, I successfully navigated the emotions and struggles in the days, weeks and months following September 7, 2018 because of family, friends, and colleagues who were to dedicated to keeping my ‘new normal’ as normal as possible. Their support was continuous despite the new direction my life had taken. I never felt alone. I always felt at home.

What I didn’t expect was to feel the same about the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

From day one, my mission was to surround myself with the best team possible. A team that saw me not just as a disease to be cured, but as a part of the process; a part of the family. The doctors, nurses and technicians at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center became an extension of my family. They made me feel happy, relaxed and comfortable at times when no one thinks they could. They became my ‘home away from home.’ They continue to astound me and, like family, will forever play a key role in my life.

This June, I will participate in the Lurie Cancer Center’s 26th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K as part of team KmangoStrong. Our goal is to honor and celebrate cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, accelerate vital research to prevent, detect and treat cancer, and improve the lives of patients after treatment ends.

Please help us achieve these goals and ongoing commitment to creating a home away from home at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center by making a gift here. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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Thanks to our sponsors!

Lilly Oncology


The All of Us Research Program at Northwestern Medicine
Amgen Oncology
Castle Biosciences, Inc.
Chicago White Sox
Dashboard Wealth Advisors
Equity Residential Foundation
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