Welcome to Michelle's Personal Page
I'm joining hundreds of others to beat cancer by participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a one day cycling event to benefit Norton Cancer Institute. I want to make a difference for the thousands of people in my community affected by cancer. The funds I raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection, research and treatment for this disease.
This will be my 9th year participating in this event. I am very passionate about the fight to beat cancer. My mother passed away in January 2016, as a two time cancer survivor. But the effects from the chemo and radiation were too much for her body to come back from this time. My mother exemplified the strength, courage and selflessness of the battle. She was filled with words like, "I'll try", "I've got this", "Beat it once", "We can". And with love for all people and things around her, never once did she complain, even though she was definitely entitled to. She is the woman who taught me how to fight so that I can count myself among the survivors.
I was diagnosed in November 2011 with Stage 1 non invasive ductal breast cancer. After surgery, radiation and drug therapy I am a firm believer in early detection through scans, mammograms and any other means possible.
Please support my efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.