Why I Walk! Meet Susan Currie CSI Project Manager

Meet Susan Currie - CSI Project Manager

During a regular routine mammogram in April 2005, I was notified before I left that there was a suspicious area of calcifications that needed to be biopsied. After the biopsy, it was determined that I had DCIS, Stage 0.I was thrilled to hear this. The plan was to have a lumpectomy with weeks of radiation. After my lumpectomy, a pathology report came back that it had turned aggressive and it turned out was a Stage 1.I had a mastectomy and reconstruction a week later. I followed up with four months of chemo. After my journey, I wanted so much to give back and find a way to help others. As part of my healing, I heard about the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. In a short period of time, I solicited family and friends to join my team, “The Breast is Yet to Come.” We collected $4,000 in less than a month and would go on to raise several thousand dollars in future walks. The walk was extremely emotional for me and it inspired and encouraged me when I would stare at the sea of pink and the many survivors out there walking a similar path. I immediately didn’t feel like I was in this alone!

In November 2019, I was diagnosed with a second primary breast cancer. I had a final mastectomy with chemo. Although I knew what to expect this time around, I was pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed at how much better treatment was before, during and after.

I walk and raise funds because I am the face of being a two-time breast cancer survivor who has relied on the latest technology and treatment to get rid of my cancer and keep me in remission. It is vital that we continue to raise funds to educate and improve treatments so that perhaps one day we will have a cure to end breast cancer for good!!!!

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