Nine years ago, Michelle Offsie, a valuable member of the Edison Community lost her battle to breast cancer. Michelle was an amazing woman who never gave up. It was always a “good day” to Michelle. Michelle Offsie had a heart full of love and a smile that lit up any room. We celebrate Michelle through this memorial walk and continue to raise much needed awareness and funds to find a cure for breast cancer.
Here are some of the startling statistics that inspire us to come together and Walk:
- The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer sometime during her life is about one in eight.
- The chance of dying from breast cancer is about one in 35
- Nearly two out of three women with invasive breast cancer are age 55 or older
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. – Registration Opens 10:00 a.m. – Walk Begins
Start Location: JCC / YMCA Community Campus 1775 Oak Tree Rd Edison, NJ 08820 (map)
Your Dollars at Work
When you participate in the Michelle Offside Memorial Walk and fundraise for City of Hope, you help save lives worldwide. City of Hope is a new model of cancer center. The combination of basic research, clinical investigations and compassionate care have led to treatments and protocals used around the world.
City of Hope and Breast Cancer
City of Hope’s dedicated health care and research staff are committed to patients and their families to live longer and better lives. Our pioneering science already has led to therapies such as Herceptin which targets the most aggressive breast cancers without affecting normal cells. Our scientific team engaged in trials that transformed treatment from radical mastectomy to breast conservation, and advanced the adoption of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy for patients.